The Crime Writers' Association

Gold 2019

Derek B Miller
American by Day


A parody of current issues in everyday America, a straight-forward manhunt novel or an interpretive look at love, loss and family relationships? Millar encompasses all these in a novel that takes Norwegian police chief Sigrid to New York to search for her missing brother, Marcus.  Local sheriff Irv brings in a philosophical viewpoint and his relationship with Sigrid is key to the solving of the mystery in a captivating and reflective way, with some quality wry humour as few stones are left unturned.