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The Ice Swimmer
The Ice Swimmer

The Ice Swimmer

By Kjell Ola Dahl, Translated by Don Bartlett

Oslo Detective Series


276 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9781912374076

Rights: US & CA

Orenda Books (Oct 2018)


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Dark, complex and nail-bitingly tense, The Ice Swimmer is the latest and most unforgettable installment in the critically acclaimed Oslo Detective series, by the godfather of Nordic Noir

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.


"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

Author Biography

Kjell Ola Dahl made his debut in 1993, and has since published 11 novels, including The Fourth Man and The Man in the Window. Don Bartlett has translated a wide variety of Danish and Norwegian authors, including Jo Nesbø and Karl Ove Knausgård. He previously translated two books in the Varg Veum series.