The Ice Swimmer (Oslo Detective Series #6) (Paperback)

By Kjell Ola Dahl, Don Bartlett (Translated by)

Orenda Books, 9781912374076, 276pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2018

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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 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.

‘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 Frølich … 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

‘More than gripping’ European Literature Network

About the 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 (Oslo Detectives series) 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.

Praise For The Ice Swimmer (Oslo Detective Series #6)

"Excellent. . . . Fans of Scandinavian noir will be eager for Dahl’s next book.”—Publishers Weekly ​

"Well written, quickly paced, Dahl’s series fits the traditional police detective model (think Michael Connelly, and Karen Slaughter), including the hint of despair that a high-alcohol profession brings along. Good reading." —New York Journal of Books

"Recommend to fans of Karin Fossum and Kjell Eriksson. Dahl is a formidable talent whose books may well become as popular in the US as in Norway." —Booklist on The Fourth Man

"A chilling novel about betrayal." —Sunday Times

"More than gripping." —European Literature Network

"If you have never sampled Dahl, now is the time to try." —Daily Mail

"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 

"Dramatic, fast-paced and character-focused." —Crime Review