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Derek B Miller


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Derek B. Miller was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived abroad for over fifteen years in Israel, England, Hungary, Switzerland, and Norway. His interest in fiction began a few years after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College.

Currently, Derek is the director of The Policy Lab and a senior fellow with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. He has a PhD in international relations from the University of Geneva, and an MA in national security studies from Georgetown University, in cooperation with St Catherines College, University of Oxford. He lives in Oslo with his wife and children.
 

Genres: Mystery, Historical, Science Fiction, Thriller
 
New and upcoming books
Novels
   The Girl in Green (2016)
   Radio Life (2021)
   The Curse of Pietro Houdini (2024)
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The Dissident (2023)
Paul Goldberg
"The Dissident is Gorky Park written by Milan Kundera if he had ever developed a sense of humor and if everyone he knew was Jewish and Russian. Goldberg crafts an unexpected and fully original Cold War mystery with a force of knowledge about his subject that runs so deep he is able to forget the details and use it for dramatic purposes the way a musician forgets the instrument and focuses on the music. What's so impressive is how he reins in all that understanding with a mature hand, selects a clear destination, and makes real dramatic and fun choices along the way while improvising like a jazz master. In one way it's a highfalutin and wild ride. But the simplicity and harmony of a good novel is never lost. The Dissident is a brilliant dose of the humanist compassion we all need right now because it brings us closer to ourselves and helps us deal with that particularly tragic problem."
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The Bell in the Lake (2020)
(Sister Bells Trilogy, book 1)
Lars Mytting
"An exquisitely atmospheric novel . . . The Bell in the Lake does what fiction promises: to steal you away to another world and ask you, if unfairly, to leave a little of your heart behind."

Awards
Barry Awards Best First Book nominee (2014) : Norwegian By Night
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : The Girl in Green
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2019) : American by Day


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