American by Day

Derek B. Miller (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.00
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
April 03, 2018
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781328876652

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About the Author

DEREK B. MILLER has worked on international peace and security for think tanks, diplomatic missions, and the United Nations. He is the author of two novels, Norwegian by Night, which won the Crime Writers' Association's John Creasey Dagger Award, and The Girl in Green, which was long-listed for the Gold Dagger.

Reviews

Longlisted for the 2019 CWA Gold Dagger

"Sure Derek Miller's novels are smart and full of heart and savvy and hilarious, but even more than all of this, he's fun. He's as dedicated as any writer I know to the proposition that readers should enjoy themselves, should delight in the experience of life and language. If our hearts get broken along the way, so much the better."
--Richard Russo

"Ingenious. Humorous. Wonderful."
--Lee Child

"[An] outstanding crime novel...Leavened throughout with Miller's wry reflections on Norway's 'chronic sense of discontentment, ' this incandescent exposΓ© of European and American mores profoundly entertains and provokes disturbing questions about personal and societal values."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred and Boxed Review

"If Tocqueville had written a police thriller, it might look something like this engrossing and wryly humorous but also deeply serious work. [American by Day is] for fans of Miller and his previous works (e.g., The Girl in Green), which were deservedly acclaimed."
--Library Journal, Starred Review

"What lifts this well above average are the characters, notably Sigrid and Irv, and their relationship and discussions, ranging from the investigative process to the characteristics of their respective countries, as they determine to what extent they can work together to achieve their desired goals. Miller offers a slightly different spin on Scandinavia-set crime fiction, wrapping a thriller plot around the character-driven substance of literary fiction to produce a hybrid that is compelling from any angle."
--Booklist, Starred Review

"Like his acclaimed debut, Norwegian by Night (2013), Miller's highly enjoyable new book is a solid mystery wrapped up in musings about individuality and freedom, grief and sadness."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A superb novel on all levels...Miller is a classy satirist of American mores."
--Marcel Berlins, The Times (UK)

"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

"Not to be missed...A subtle crime story peopled with beautifully drawn characters."
--Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail (UK)

"A witty and intelligent fish-out-of-water tale."
--Sun (UK)

"American By Day is a terrific book--a high-class thriller with a neat Norwegian twist. You won't forget Sigrid, an Oslo detective on a mission in upstate New York; her outsider's take on American society gives this page-turner a unique and compelling sensibility."
--Erica Wagner, author of Seizure and others

"What astonishes and impresses me about Miller's books--and American by Day is no exception--is how witty and entertaining they are in moments, and yet deeply resonant and meaningful as well. Whether tackling issues of war or race, Derek Miller goes to the heart of matters affecting how we as a civilization live."
--Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books