The Ice Swimmer
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The Ice Swimmer

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The discovery of a body in the freezing waters of Oslo Harbour spark an investigation that takes the Oslo Detectives right to the heart of the government ... with life-shattering results. The godfather of Nordic Noir is back...

***Shortlisted for the Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year***

'Fiercely powerful and convincing' LoveReading

'A masterclass in plotting, atmosphere and character' The Times

'Lena Stigersand, one of the decent, talented, hard-working Oslo police detectives in Dahl's ensemble procedural series, takes center stage in this excellent sixth instalment ... fans of Scandinavian noir will be eager for Dahl's next book' Publishers Weekly **Book of the Month**

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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 an untrustworthy boyfriend, but it seems that both a politician and Norway's security services might be involved in the murder.

With her trusted colleagues, Gunnarstranda and Frolich, 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 a simply unforgettable instalment in the critically acclaimed Oslo Detective series, by the godfather of Nordic Noir.

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'If you want your worst fears about what goes on inside a cop's mind confirmed, meet Kjell Ola Dahl's Oslo sleuths, Gunnarstranda and Frolich ... impossible to put down' Guardian

'A chilling novel about betrayal' Sunday Times

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

'More than gripping' European Literature Network

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

'Dramatic, fast-paced and character-focused' Crime Review

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

'I have read many clever and thrilling crime novels through my life, but often they have nothing to do with real life. If I don't believe in them, they don't impress me. But when Kjell Ola Dahl tells his stories, I believe every single word' Karin Fossum

'Kjell Ola Dahl's novels are superb. If you haven't read one, you need to - right now' William Ryan
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912374072
  • 9781912374076
  • 318,329

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`If you want your worst fears about what goes on inside a cop's mind confirmed, meet K.O. Dahl's Oslo sleuths, Gunnarstranda and Frolich ... impossible to put down' Guardian * `A masterclass in plotting, atmosphere and character that finely balances shocking twists with the coppers' complicated personal lives.' Sunday Times Crime Club * `If you have never sampled Dahl, now is the time to try' Daily Mail * `...action comes to a climax in an utterly convincing chase through Oslo's sewage system' Sunday Times
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About Kjell Ola Dahl

One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl was born in 1958 in Gjovik. 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 Frolich. 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 fourteen countries, and he lives in Oslo.
Follow Kjell Ola on Twitter @ko_dahl Don Bartlett 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 Nesbo and Gunnar Staalesen's Varg Veum series: We Shall Inherit the Wind, Wolves in the Dark and the Petrona award-winning Where Roses Never Die. He also translated Faithless, the previous book in Kjell Ola Dahl's Oslo Detective series for Orenda Books. He lives with his family in a village in Norfolk
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Rating details

427 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (183)
3 25% (108)
2 4% (15)
1 1% (6)
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