The Ice Swimmer
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The Ice Swimmer

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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 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 the latest and most unforgettable instalment in the critically acclaimed Oslo Detective series, by the godfather of Nordic Noir.

'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

'Utterly convincing' Publishers Weekly

'A masterclass in plotting, atmosphere and character that finely balances shocking twists with the coppers' complicated personal lives' Times Crime Club

'A chilling novel about betrayal' Sunday Times

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

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912374072
  • 9781912374076
  • 254,905

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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

330 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 25% (82)
4 41% (136)
3 29% (95)
2 3% (11)
1 2% (6)
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