American by Day

American by Day

 A gripping and timely novel that follows Sigrid—the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller's best-selling debut Norwegian by Night—from Oslo to the United States on a quest to find her missing brother

SHE KNEW IT WAS A WEIRD PLACE. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård 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.
 
Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. Working with—or, if necessary, against—the police, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the backwoods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.

Refreshingly funny, slyly perceptive, American by Day secures Derek B. Miller's place as one of our most imaginative and entertaining novelists.

Title:American by Day
ISBN:9781328876652
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About Derek B. Miller

Derek B. Miller is an American novelist and international policy specialist.


    American by Day Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    We last left Sigrid in Norwegian by Night, after the end of a case that seriously impacted her professionally and personally. In this outing Sigrid comes to Jefferson County in search of her brother, ...

  • Paromjit

    Derek B. Miller uses the crime/thriller format to deliver a smart literary state of the nation perspective on the US and compares it with Norway, on issues of policing, race, women, power, politics, s...

  • Phrynne

    I read a lot of mystery/thrillers and occasionally one comes along which is really superior to the rest. American by Day is one of those.Author Derek B. Miller had a moment of genius when he decided t...

  • Tucker

    It’s early in the year, but I’m certain that “American by Day” will be on my 2018 top ten list for literary crime fiction. Derek Miller is a brilliant writer and storyteller, and for that alon...

  • Carolyn

    In this follow-up to Norwegian by Night, Miller takes on a journey to middle America as seen through Norwegian eyes and the resulting picture is just as full of quirky characters and situations as in ...

  • ?Karen

    Oh, Derek B. Miller, it's good to know you've still got it, that incredible ability to take serious, tough topics like suicide, cancer, depression, grief and loneliness, politics and prejudice, and pu...

  • Jill

    Norwegian by Night…American by Day. Anyone who has had the pleasure of reading the first novel will remember Norwegian Chief Inspector Sigrid Odegard – and those who haven’t read it will quickly...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    After I notoriously did not care much for Norwegian by Night, unlike the rest of my book club, I was a bit hesitant to pick up the sequel. But I was interested in the idea that it was about a peripher...

  • Paul Lockman

    4.5 stars rounded up.Derek B. Miller has quickly become a favourite author of mine and American by Day didn’t disappoint, though I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Norwegian by Night, one of my ab...

  • Alex Cantone

    “If sadness is normal, it makes no sense to me to treat it with drugs as though the brain is broken.”In the sequel to Norwegian by Night, Police Chief Sigrid Ødegård has been exonerated for shoo...