The ice swimmer

Kjell Ola Dahl, 1958-

Book - 2018

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 Frølich, at her side, Lena digs deep into the case and finds that it not only goes to t...he 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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Dahl, Kjell Ola, 1958- Oslo detectives.
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
London : Orenda Books 2018.
Physical Description
332 pages ; 20 cm
Main Author
Kjell Ola Dahl, 1958- (author)
Other Authors
Don Bartlett (translator)
  • Intro; Title Page; Contents; Oslo. Thursday, 10th December; Friday, 11th December; Saturday, 12th December; Monday, 14th December; Tuesday, 15th December; Wednesday, 16th December; Thursday, 17th December; Friday, 18th December; Saturday, 19th December; Monday, 21st December; Tuesday, 22nd December; Wednesday, 23rd December; Sunday, 7th March; About the Author; About the Translator; Copyright.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Lena Stigersand, one of the decent, talented, hard-working Oslo police detectives in Dahl's ensemble procedural series, takes center stage in the excellent sixth installment to appear in English (after 2017's Faithless). When the body of political aide Sveinung Adeler is removed from an icy Oslo fjord shortly before Christmas, Lena takes charge of the case. As she investigates Adeler's suspicious death, she uncovers international intrigue involving a prominent Norwegian politician and runs into opposition from Norway's National Security Service. A second case, in which a homeless drug addict apparently committed suicide by jumping onto some train tracks, raises the stakes. Lending assistance are grouchy, intuitive old-school detective Gunnarstranda and still-suspended Frank Frolich, Gunnarstranda's trusted partner. Meanwhile, Lena must deal with a troubled fellow detective, her mixed feelings about her new journalist lover, and the brutal necessity of confronting her own mortality when she's diagnosed with breast cancer. Fans of Scandinavian noir will be eager for Dahl's next book. Agent: Anne Cathrine Eng, Gyldendal (Norway). (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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