#DerekBMiller Norwegian by Night - He will not admit it to Rhea and Lars - never, of course not - but Sheldon can't help but wonder what it is he's doing here... Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past - the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam.
“Sheldon Horowitz, an 80-year-old Korean War veteran, has a touch of dementia and goes to live with his daughter and son-in-law in Norway. One day what sounds like violence breaks out in the upstairs apartment and a young boy's life appears to be at risk. Sheldon becomes the boy's protector/abductor, fleeing in disguise through the countryside. A wild, compelling, politically complex, and sometimes funny tale that is a very rich read.” Richard Howorth, Square Books, Oxford, MS
Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner An ECONOMIST TOP FICTION TITLE OF THE YEARA FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER OF THE YEARA KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR“A soulful, humane, and sparklingly funny novel. Spend some time with Sheldon and company in the Scandinavian wilderness and you just might make peace with your god, your ghosts, and yourself.” — Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love StorySheldon…
Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. Sheldon Horowitz, a retired Korean War veteran still haunted by the death of his son, reluctantly moves to Norway to live with his granddaughter's family. Unexpectedly, he finds himself caught in violence, and struggling to protect the little boy next door. An unusual crime thriller, and a luminous first novel. 11-11-13
<DIV><p>A luminous novel, a police thriller, and the funniest book about war crimes and dementia you are likely to read<BR><br> Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed… read more at Kobo.
Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller. After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman, Sheldon Horowitz, flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam.
Jan-April 2014 Reader's Choice: After witnessing a murder in Oslo, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman Sheldon Horowitz flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam. Miller's book is a combination thriller and touching story of a man coming into his own again at a late age. http://catalog.slcolibrary.org/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780547934877