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The Wolf and the Watchman - Niklas Natt och Dag
The Wolf and the Watchman
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Best Debut, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award 2017 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,... show more
Best Debut, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award 2017

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.
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Format: audiobook
ASIN: B07J5MKB5W
Publisher: John Murray
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag
Stockholm, 1793:An unspeakably mutilated body found floating in a sewage filled lake is the catalyst that will unite two men on a mission to shed some light in a very dark place and time.For Mickel Cardell, a wounded veteran, night watchman in name only who discovered the corpse, this is a purpose h...
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4.5 THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN by Niklas Natt och Dag
A gruesomely mutilated body is fished out of a local lake by a night watchman. So begins this dark mystery set in Stockholm in the late 1700's. The main characters, the aforementioned night watchman, (Cardell), and a lawyer dying from consumption, (Winge), were fascinating and multi-layered. Winge...
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Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.5 Out the 5th
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. The older I get, the more frustrated I get with “events”, at least in terms of movies. Don’t really care which Avengers are going to make out whatever Avengers movie is coming out soon. It...
Escape from the ER
Escape from the ER rated it
4.5
In chaos theory, there is something called the butterfly effect. The idea is that one small action can greatly affect the outcome of a later, seemingly unrelated event. This novel is full of little moments that show how one person’s decision can permanently alter the lives of others. The year is 1...
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