The Frozen Woman
Winer of the Riverton Prize 2001
The Frozen Woman won Michelet, for the second time, The Riverton Prize, the Norwegian equivalent of the Silver Dagger, for best crime novel. Ex-cop and ex-private investigator Vilhelm Thygesen is now 63 years old. He makes a living buying and selling stamps, and takes occasional assignments as a lawyer. True to tradition, reality catches up with him, and he gets involved in a crime. One morning in Febuary 2001 he finds a dead woman in his garden. The finding brings about brutal happenings with ramifications far into a motorcycle group in the woods in the east of Norway. For the first time we are introduced to the police investigators Stribolt and Vaage, who are on the case.