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Derek B. Miller - Author

About the Author

Derek B. Miller is the director of The Policy Lab and a senior fellow with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. He has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Geneva, and an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, in cooperation with St Catherine's College, Oxford. He lives in Oslo with his wife and children.

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Sigrid odegards Reise nach Amerika

Sigrid odegards Reise nach Amerika

Author: Derek B. Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2018

Kommt eine norwegische Polizistin nach Amerika ... Chefinspektorin Sigrid degrd von der Osloer Polizei hat im Dienst einen Menschen erschossen. Ihr Handeln war vllig korrekt, aber Sigrid ist am Boden zerstrt. Bei ihrem Vater in den Bergen will sie zur Ruhe kommen. Doch der begrt sie mit einem Flugticket in der Hand: Ihr Bruder Marcus, der seit langem in den USA lebt, ist verschwunden. Sigrid soll ihn finden. Auch die amerikanische Polizei sucht Marcus: Er steht im Verdacht, seine Freundin ermordet zu haben. Das verrt ihr Sheriff Irv, ein Mann in Cowboystiefeln und mit einem Abschluss in Theologie. Irv traut Sigrid so wenig ber den Weg wie sie ihm. Und doch werden sie zu einer Art Ermittlerteam: Er will den Mord aufklren, sie die Unschuld ihres Bruders beweisen - und damit eine alte und sehr traurige Familiengeschichte zu einem guten Ende fhren Eine Culture-Clash-Tragikomdie voller Humor und Menschlichkeit

American By Day

American By Day

Author: Derek B. Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

'A superb novel on all levels' Marcel Berlins, The Times 'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of Sirens She knew it was a weird place. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Odegard has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic. America. And not someplace interesting, either: upstate New York. It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further. At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

American By Day

American By Day

Author: Derek B. Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of Sirens She knew it was a weird place. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Odegard has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic. America. And not someplace interesting, either: upstate New York. It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further. At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

American By Day

American By Day

Author: Derek B. Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of American By Day by Derek B. Miller, read by Kaisa Hammarlund. She knew it was a weird place. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid odegard has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic.America. And not someplace interesting, either: upstate New York.It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of Sirens

The Girl in Green

The Girl in Green

Author: Derek B. Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Shortlisted for The Gold Dagger 2017, for best crime novel of the year There she is, in a line of refugees in Kurdistan, just before the mortar lands. The girl they failed to save twenty-two years ago. Thomas Benton and Arwood Hobbes watch the video again. It can't be her, can it? But as soon as they ask the question, the journalist and the ex-soldier both know they have to make the journey back to Iraq's shattered landscape and broken heart - they have to know. 'The ludicrous nature of the situation the characters find themselves in is expertly delineated. There is real heart here too, though, amongst the black humour.' Doug Johnstone, Big Issue 'A thriller that combines characters of more than usual sensitivity with the harsh reality of combat and a prescient analysis of the shameful behaviour of governments.' The Times

The Girl in Green

The Girl in Green

Author: Derek B. Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Derek B. Miller's striking follow up to his much-loved, John Creasey Dagger-winning, Norwegian by Night. The Girl in Green takes us deep into modern Iraq, where British journalist Thomas Benton and relief worker Marta Strom are persuaded by ex-US soldier Arwood Hobbes to embark on what may be a fools' errand in a last-chance effort to atone for their failure to save a local girl more than twenty years previously, following Operation Desert Storm. Set against the shattered landscape and broken heart of Iraq, The Girl in Green is an adventure story told with all the wit, humanity and insight of Miller's acclaimed debut.

Ein seltsamer Ort zum Sterben

Ein seltsamer Ort zum Sterben

Author: Derek B. Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2013

Ein alter Mann, den man lieben muss. Ein Buch, das man lieben wird. Nach dem Tod seiner Frau ist Sheldon Horowitz mit 82 Jahren zu seiner Enkelin nach Oslo gezogen. In ein fremdes Land ohne Juden. Viel Zeit, um ber die Vergangenheit nachzudenken. All die Erinnerungen. All die Toten. Eines Tages hrt Sheldon aus dem Treppenhaus Krach: Er ffnet die Tr, und in seiner Wohnung steht eine Frau mit einem kleinen Jungen. Kurze Zeit spter ist die Tr aufgebrochen, die Frau tot und Sheldon mit dem Kind auf der Flucht den Oslofjord hinauf. Was wollen die Verfolger von dem Jungen? Sheldon wei es nicht. Aber er wei: Sie werden ihn nicht kriegen. "e;Menschlich, schwarzhumorig, herzzerreiend, voller glaubwrdiger Figuren und mit einem so anrhrenden wie groartigen Helden. Prdikat: brillant."e; (The Herald Sun)"e;Dieses Buch als hintergrndige Lektre zu bezeichnen wre die Untertreibung der Saison."e; (Courier Mail)

Norwegian by Night

Norwegian by Night

Author: Derek B. Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2012

Sheldon Horowitz - 82 years old, impatient, and unreasonable - is staying with his granddaughter's family in Norway when he disappears with a stranger's child. Sheldon is an ex-Marine, and he feels responsible for his son's death in Vietnam. Recently widowed and bereft, he talks to the ghosts of his past constantly. To Norway's cops, Sheldon is just an old man who is coming undone at the end of a long and hard life. But Sheldon is clear in his own mind. He'd heard the boy's eastern European mother being murdered, and he's determined to protect the child from the killer and his Balkan gang. With an endearing combination of dexterity and daring, Sheldon manages to elude the police in what is hostile, foreign territory for him. But what he doesn't know is that the police and the gang both know where he's heading. Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man coming to terms with the tragedy of his own life as he tries to save another's. It combines laconic, deadpan humour, moral seriousness, visceral grief, and narrative tension in a remarkable way. An extraordinary debut, featuring a memorable hero.