A. Carl Mørck contain elements of myself, Carl Valdemar Henry Jussi Adler-Olsen. For instance, both of us are deep down very lazy. I am just not much for accepting it, whereas Carl happily puts his feet up on the table for a nap. Carl Mørck is a complex character, who contains a good portion of irony, satire and self-irony combined with humor. These characteristics, combined with a great professional police competence and a difficult private life should not stand alone as the overall picture of Carl Mørck; he has also inherited some characteristics from a patient of my father’s whose name was actually Mørk (without a “C”). I got to know this Mr. Mørk as a kid and was very fond of him. My father told me that he had killed his wife and through that, I learned that good and bad are basic elements in all of us and my memory of this patient’s struggle with the good and the bad within himself has fueled an important part of my main character, detective Carl. And this is why he in the end got the name Carl Mørck.