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The Wolf and the Watchman: The latest Scandi sensation
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Niklas Natt och Dag
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The Wolf and the Watchman: The latest Scandi sensation

Niklas Natt och Dag



Fiction & Literature;
Historical mysteries;
Fiction in translation


416 pages

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Best Debut, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award 2017 'Thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful' Fredrik Backman 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.

By:   Niklas Natt och Dag
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   523g
ISBN:   9781473692138
ISBN 10:   147369213X
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Niklas Natt och Dag is a member of the oldest surviving noble family in Sweden. His ancestors were responsible for the murder of the rebel Engelbrekt in 1436, commanded the army that lost Stockholm to the Danes in 1520, and were forced into exile after having demanded the abdication of Charles XIV in 1810. His surname, Natt och Dag, translates into Night and Day. The origin of this slightly unusual name is the family crest, a shield split horizontally in gold and blue.

A well-depicted historical murder mystery filled with cruelty as well as warmth and humanity - Best Debut, Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award 2017 This is a thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful story. Reading it is like giving a little gift to oneself - Fredrik Backman Brawny, bloody, intricate, enthralling-and the best historical thriller I've read in twenty years - A J Finn, #1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window 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, prize-winning and Swedish #1 bestselling author of the Sam Berger series

  • Winner of Swedish Academy of Crime Writer's Award for Best Swedish Crime Novel 2017 (UK)
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