Norwegian by night

B., Miller, Derek


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Sheldon Horowitz, an ageing ex-Marine, rescues a young Balkan boy – two strangers on the run, trying to survive against a strange and foreign landscape.

ISBN: 9781804991541 Category:


‘Has the brains of a literary novel and the body of a thriller’ The New York Times
Miller joins the ranks of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbo, the holy trinity of Scandinavian crime novelists.’ Booklist

A former Marine sniper and a newly orphaned boy race across the Norwegian wilderness, fleeing demons both real and imagined.

Sheldon Horowitz-widowed, impatient, impertinent-has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway-a country of blue and ice, not the place for a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway.

Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.

Acclaim for Norwegian by Night

Best New Crime Writer of the Year, Crime Writers Association
Best of 2013, The Guardian
Best of 2013, Financial Times
Best of 2013, The Economist
Best of Crime 2013, Kirkus

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.2 cm












813.6 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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