The Wolf and the Watchman

The Wolf and the Watchman

A Novel

Book - 2019
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When a mutilated corpse is discovered in a local swamp, watchman Mikel Cardell and lawyer Cecil Winge comb the underworld of eighteenth-century Stockholm to unmask a murderer before a young workhouse laborer becomes the next victim.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501196775
Branch Call Number: FICTION NATT OCH DAG
Characteristics: 373 pages : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Segerberg, Ebba - Translator
Alternative Title: Wolf & the watchman


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May 03, 2019

I can't remember the last time I became so completely immersed in a book. This is an atmospheric & beautifully written historical crime novel set in 18th century Stockholm centring around 4 main characters. The setting is so well rendered that it is a difficult read in places but so worth your time. I read about 100 books a year & I have no doubt this will make my top ten list.

I found The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse or Martyr by Rory Clements to be grittier and far more engrossing. This plodded and was dull.


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