American by Day (Sigrid Ødegård #2)

American by Day (Sigrid Ødegård #2)

A gripping and timelynovel that follows Sigrid?the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller'sbest-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 degrd has to leave her native Norway and A gripping and timelynovel that follows Sigrid?the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller'sbest-...

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Title:American by Day (Sigrid Ødegård #2)
Author:Derek B. Miller
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1328876659
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

American by Day (Sigrid Ødegård #2) Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jan 06, 2018
    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 periphery character in the first novel, one I didn't like all that much, the female Norwegian ...
  • ☮Karen
    May 06, 2018
    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 put them into a story that is deep, yes, but lots of fun too. Loved it! I adored Nor...
  • Kathy
    Apr 16, 2018
    4.5 I love Derek Miller's writing--so deep and witty, and sometimes funny. I love his characters, too. Norwegian by Night by Mr. Miller is one of the best books I've ever read. This is a thought-filled novel taking a look at our country's persona through the eyes of a Norwegian as the ...
  • Jill
    Mar 23, 2018
    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 get acquainted with her. Here she finds herself swiftly transported to America in ...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    Apr 04, 2018
    Norwegian by Night, read five years ago, still resonates in my mind. Hanging on the framework of a truly original storyline, Derek Miller focused on the subject of war and its consequences on succeeding generations, employing four different wars in the narrative. In American by Day, he...
  • switterbug (Betsey)
    Mar 29, 2018
    I still have one more Derek B. Miller book to read?the one that preceded this one, NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT, featuring forty year-old section chief Sigrid degrd of the Oslo police department. Both novels take place in 2008, but of crimes that are entirely different. Miller?s last nov...
  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 01, 2018
    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, at the request of her father. She finds her brother wanted by the police in the myster...
  • Marianne
    Mar 06, 2018
    American By Day is the second novel by award winning American-born author Derek B. Miller which features Chief Inspector Sigrid degrd of the Oslo Politi. Sigrid first appears in Miller?s debut novel, Norwegian By Night (another excellent read!). Readers with any intention of read...
  • Raven
    Mar 13, 2018
    Following the absolutely stunning Norwegian By Night which has been a stalwart recommend of mine as a bookseller, it was with some degree of excitement that I greeted the arrival of American By Day. Instead of keeping you in suspense as to my reaction to this book, I will quickly say t...
  • Paul
    Apr 25, 2018
    American by Day is an exceptional novel that also has elements of a mystery. That?s the best way I can put it. This is not a book you can easily categorize or create simple expectations for. Miller takes on serious topics, yet keeps it light with his smart writing and wit. Thank y...
  • Susanne
    Apr 15, 2018
    THIS is my idea of a wonderful novel! It has vivid characters, a sense of humor that made me laugh out loud, and a complex plot that forced me look at my own country with new and respectful eyes. If you read the author's "Norwegian by Night," you've met Norwegian police inspector Sigri...
  • Bonnie Brody
    Apr 06, 2018
    This wonderful novel opens in Norway as Sigrid returns to visit her father, Morten, who runs a small farm. Her father shares his concerns about Sigrid's brother Marcus, who has been in the United States for many years. He suffered greatly as a child when his mother died and appeared to...
  • Phrynne
    Mar 02, 2018
    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 to bring the main character of Norwegian by Night, Sigrid Odegard, out of her nativ...
  • Paul
    Apr 06, 2018
    American by Day ? A touch of class. Derek B. Miller follows up his highly successful debut with a touch of class, in this brilliant thriller with a nod to Scandi Noir, American By Day. The prose flows like water and is as smooth as silk, this could easily be placed amongst literar...
  • Jill Meyer
    Mar 16, 2018
    Derek Miller's new novel, "American by Day", is a follow-up of sorts for his first novel, "Norwegian by Night". You don't have to read "Norwegian" to understand "American"; Miller does a good job in bringing the reader up to date on his first book. Both are set in the summer of 2008, t...
  • Mary Lins
    Mar 23, 2018
    I absolutely loved Derek B. Miller's, "Norwegian by Night" and "Girl in Green", so I leapt at the chance to read his latest novel, "American by Day"! Miller's gift for creating compelling and sympathetic (yet human and imperfect) characters, his wit, his flair for dialogue, and his abi...
  • Sue
    Feb 22, 2018
    The Scandi cop and the cowboy-booted sheriff. This is the follow-up story to Derek B. Miller?s wondrous debut Norwegian by Night which should be read first to gain maximum enjoyment from this one. Sigrid degrd is an efficient 40-year old Norwegian cop on extended leave fro...
  • Faith
    Jun 16, 2018
    This book consisted of rather preachy social and political commentary about race relations in America, but was somewhat redeemed by the often light and humorous tone to the writing. I have not read the previous book featuring Chief Inspector Sigrid degrd, so I don't know what I may...
  • Carolyn
    Nov 19, 2017
    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 his previous novel. Sigrid degrd was hoping to spend time recovering from the e...
  • Neanderthal
    Dec 04, 2017
    Sigrid degrd, the Norwegian police officer in command of the emergency response force from the dramatic ending of NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT, travels to the United States at her father's request to find Marcus, her missing older brother. Marcus had fled his adjunct professor position and h...
  • Paromjit
    Mar 18, 2018
    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, society and the individual. He makes astute and incisive observations on burning contem...
  • Mithila  Menezes
    Feb 19, 2018
    I realised that this book was a sequel only after I finished reading the book and sat down to write this review! My interest is totally piqued in Norwegian by Night now. American by Day (supposedly) starts off where Norwegian by Night ends. Sigrid degrd, is a top cop in the Norw...
  • Tucker
    Apr 20, 2018
    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 alone I would recommend this book. But that is only part of the reason I loved this book. ...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    Apr 25, 2018
    This novel is an impressive blend of Nordic Noir and American Noir. It?s not a justice story but a story of a broken justice system. Police Chief Inspector Sigrid Odegard of Oslo, Norway has only recently been exonerated in a tough case where deadly force was used. When she is su...
  • Vickie
    Feb 20, 2018
    A Norwegian police officer, on leave following her involvement in a shooting, travels to the United States to find her brother who has disappeared in upstate New York. He is wanted by the local police for questioning when his African American girlfriend plunges to her death shortly aft...
  • Sid Nuncius
    Feb 20, 2018
    I thought American By Day was very good in the end. It is very well written, witty, engaging and thoughtful. Be warned that this is the sequel to Norwegian By Night and the first 50 pages or so form a very extensive spoiler, so I'd recommend reading Norwegian By Night first. In fact...
  • Paul Lockman
    Nov 19, 2017
    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 absolute favourite reads of 2017. Straight up I think we should warn our Goodreads ...
  • Roman Clodia
    Feb 22, 2018
    3.5 stars It pains me - really, pains me - to have to give the marvellous Miller less than the full 5-star treatment, but this book and I just, somehow, didn't gel. There's so much potential here structured via a Norwegian 'outsider's' view of America, plus an urgent attention to ra...
  • Michaela
    Mar 10, 2018
    ?American by Day? begins a few months after the events of ?Norwegian by Night?. Sigrid degrd, whom we met in the first book, is dealing with the results of the internal investigation of those events. Taking some time off work, she plans to spend that time with her father. I...
  • BOOKLOVER10
    Mar 04, 2018
    "American by Day," Derek Miller's follow-up to "Norwegian by Night," takes place in 2008. Forty-year-old Chief Inspector Sigrid degrd is trying to come to terms with a shooting that, she believes, might have been avoidable. When her father, Morten, asks Sigrid to travel from Oslo t...