The Wolf and the Watchman
The Wolf and the Watchman
ISBN
978-1473682122
Released
February 7, 2019
Publisher
John Murray
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
AVAILABLE FROM
14 February 2019
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Best Debut, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award 2017


'Thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful' 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

“An excellent story with corkscrew twists and a powerful heart” Natasha Pulley



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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