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American By Day (#2 Norwegian By Night)
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Derek B. Miller
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American By Day (#2 Norwegian By Night)

Derek B. Miller


9781784163297

Black Swan


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Crime & mystery;
Political & legal thriller


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400 pages

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'A superb novel on all levels' Marcel Berlins, The Times

'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of Sirens

She knew it was a weird place. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic.

America. And not someplace interesting, either- upstate New York.

It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. 

To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.

At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

By:   Derek B. Miller
Imprint:   Black Swan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   283g
ISBN:   9781784163297
ISBN 10:   1784163295
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Derek B. Miller's acclaimed debut novel Norwegian by Night won the CWA John Creasey Award for Best First Novel in 2013. A native of New England, Miller is the director of The Policy Lab and has worked in International Affairs with the UN, governments and think tanks for the past twenty years. His second novel, The Girl in Green, was recently shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year 2017. He lives in Oslo with his wife and children


A superb novel on all levels...Miller is a classy satirist of American mores -- Marcel Berlins * The Times * Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find. * Joseph Knox, bestselling author of Sirens * Not to be missed...A subtle crime story peopled with beautifully drawn characters -- Geoffrey Wansell * Daily Mail * A witty and intelligent fish-out-of-water tale * Sun * American By Day is a terrific book - a high-class thriller with a neat Norwegian twist. You won't forget Sigrid, an Oslo detective on a mission in upstate New York; her outsider's take on American society gives this page-turner a unique and compelling sensibility. -- Erica Wagner

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