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The Wolf and the Watchman - Niklas Natt och Dag

The Wolf and the Watchman - Niklas Natt och Dag
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman

Author:  Niklas Natt och Dag

ISBN:  9781473682122

Weight:  875g

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The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

The year is 1793, Stockholm. King Gustav of Sweden has been assassinated, years of foreign wars have emptied the treasuries, and the realm is governed by a self-interested elite, leaving its citizens to suffer.  On the streets, malcontent and paranoia abound.

A body is found in the city’s swamp by a watchman, Mickel Cardell, and the case is handed over to investigator Cecil Winge, who is dying of consumption.  Together, Winge and Cardell become embroiled in a brutal world of guttersnipes and thieves, mercenaries and madams, and one death will expose a city rotten with corruption beneath its powdered and painted veneer.

The Wolf and the Watchman depicts the capacity for cruelty in the name of survival or greed – but also the capacity for love, friendship, and the desire for a better world.

Peer & Press Reviews

A historical thriller that is unparalleled in suspense and literary quality.  It’s raw, beautiful, heartbreaking and extremely captivating until the very last page.  The Wolf and the Watchman deserves a place among the classics of the genre.

Erik Axl Sund, author of The Crow Girl

A masterpiece of a novel – be prepared for a great reading experience while the plot steadily unravels

Historical Novel Society

An unexpected masterpiece, a wild and unusual mix of genres that in one fell swoop succeeds in renewing the entire crime fiction genre.

Arne Dahl, author of the Sam Berger series

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Wolf and the Watchman
Author
Translator Ebba Segerberg
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2019 - longlist

Crimetime Specsavers Awards 2018 – winner (debut novel)

SWE Crime Writers’ Acad. Awards 2017 – winner (debut novel)

Book Stats
Publisher John Murray (Publishers)
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781473682122
ISBN 10 1473682126
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 407
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 162 x 38mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Gabriel Liljeval
Jacket illustration Based on Shutterstock images

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