Derek B. Miller

American By Day
  • American By Day

  • 'A superb novel on all levels' The Times
    'A subtle crime story peopled with beautifully drawn characters' Daily Mail
    'Ingenious. Humorous. Wonderful' Lee Child
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    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.

    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 it's too late...

    Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2019

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