Soft as Metal
Shortlisted for the Riverton award, Norway
The financial analyst Håvard Gabrielsen is found murdered, by shots to the head, in the offices of the leading investment bank in Oslo. Milo Cavalli is an investigator in the financial crimes’ unit, but also a college friend of the victim. His hunt for the truth among shady transactions, investors and lawyers puts both him and his family in danger. It becomes evident that powerful forces will do anything to prevent Milo from solving the murder case.
Soft as Metal is a story about greed, double standards and the influential weapons industry in the otherwise peaceful Norway.
In his first novel Skredderberget has chosen a challenging topic, and at the same time created a warm and sympathetic main character. The writing is good and it’s an easy transport to read the 315 pagesMoss Avis, Norway
This year's best crime debut!Sandefjords Blad, Norway
Ambitious and successfulDagbladet, Norway
Skredderberget has an insight into business and the financial world (…) which is unusual in Norwegian crime novelsDagens Næringsliv, Norway
Original and sympathetic main charater, original framework and timely about Norwegian finance and arms export industryJury, Riverton Award, Norway
Exciting, captivating and quite humorous crime takes us behind the scenes in the secret worlds of stockbroking companies and the arms industryLitteratursiden, Denmark