The Frozen Woman (Oldcastle Books, 9781843447740) has been shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2018 Award. Winners will be announced in London on October 25.


The Crime Writers Association Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over fifty years. These prestigious awards started in 1955, less than two years after the Association was founded, with the award of a Crossed Red Herring Award to Winston Graham (now better known for Poldark) for The Little Walls.

Over the years the number of CWA Daggers has increased (and occasionally decreased). Currently ten Daggers are awarded annually by the CWA.

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Jo Nesbø fans will welcome this pithy chronicle of crime and retribution.
— Publishers Weekly

The Frozen Woman by Jon Michelet

Winner of the Riverton Prize for Best Norwegian Crime Novel, the author's second time winning the prize

A frozen body, a murdered biker, and a lawyer with nothing left to lose. In the depths of the Norwegian winter, a woman's frozen corpse is discovered in the garden of a notorious ex-lawyer, Vilhelm Thygesen. She has been stabbed to death. A young biker, a member of a gang once represented by the lawyer, is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Thygesen starts receiving anonymous threats, and becomes ensnared in a web of violence, crime and blackmail that spreads across Northern Europe. Does the frozen woman hold the key?