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The Ice Swimmer

Published Date: 6th November 2017

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9781912374083
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28 February 2018
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9781912374076
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30 April 2018
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Description

When a dead man is lifted from the freezing waters of Oslo Harbour just before Christmas, Detective Lena Stigersand’s stressful life suddenly becomes even more complicated. Not only is she dealing with a cancer scare, a stalker and and an untrustworthy boyfriend, but it seems both a politician and Norway’s security services might be involved in the murder.
With her trusted colleagues, Gunnarstranda and Frølich, at her side, Lena digs deep into the case and finds that it not only goes to the heart of the Norwegian establishment, but it might be rather to close to her personal life for comfort. Dark, complex and nail-bitingly tense, The Ice Swimmer is the latest and most unforgettable instalment in the critically acclaimed Oslo Detective series, by the godfather of Nordic Noir.

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Author

One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl was born in 1958 in Gjøvik. He made his debut in 1993, and has since published eleven novels, the most prominent of which is a series of police procedurals cum psychological thrillers featuring investigators Gunnarstranda and Frølich. In 2000 he won the Riverton Prize for The Last Fix and he won both the prestigious Brage and Riverton Prizes for The Courier in 2015. His work has been published in 14 countries, and he lives in Oslo.

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‘A masterclass in plotting, atmosphere and character that finely balances shocking twists’ The Times Crime Club

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‘Kjell Ola Dahl’s novels are superb. If you haven’t read one, you need to – right now’ William Ryan

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‘A chilling novel about betrayal’ Sunday Times

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‘More than gripping’ European Literature Network

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‘The perfect example of why Nordic Noir has become such a popular genre’ Reader’s Digest

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‘Utterly convincing’ Publishers Weekly

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‘If you have never sampled Dahl, now is the time to try’ Daily Mail

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‘Dramatic, fast-paced and character-focused’ Crime Review

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Skilful blend of police procedural and psychological insight’ Crime Fiction Lover

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‘Fiercely powerful and convincing’ LoveReading

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‘Crisp and current’ My Chestnut Reading Tree

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‘Vividly described’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews

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‘Elaborately plotted, well-constructed and gratifying’ Claire Thinking

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‘Killer ending’ Liz Loves Books

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‘Burning with tension and haunting in its lingering prose’ Book Drunk

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‘Intelligently crafted and infused with a truly unique personality’ Crime by the Book

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‘A shocking conclusion that left me reeling’ Novel Gossip

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‘Befor you realise it you have raced through half the book’ The Last Word Book Review

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‘Flawlessly plotted, with a beautifully nuanced translation’ Raven Crime Reads

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‘A darkly entertaining thriller that kept me guessing to the end’ Never Imitate

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‘Chilling and compulsive reading’ Life of a Nerdish Mum

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‘Some of the chapters had me gripping my seat, shocked’ Ronnie Turner

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‘Unbelievable amount of talent and beautiful prose’ Mumbling about…

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‘Dahl masterfully leads his readers on a journey of misdirection’  The Quiet Knitter

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‘A slow-burning and subtle story’ Bibliophile Book Club

Translator

Don Bartlett lives with his family in a village in Norfolk. He completed an MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and has since worked with a wide variety of Danish and Norwegian authors, including Jo Nesbø and Karl Ove Knausgård. He has previously translated The Consorts of Death and Cold Hearts in the Varg Veum series.

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