The Wolf and the Watchman

The Wolf and the Watchman

A Novel

Book - 2019 | First Atria Books hardcover edition.
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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,, 2019.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501196775
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Segerberg, Ebba


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Nov 04, 2019

OMG, the most depressing novel I have ever read. Nothing but crime, mutilation, depression and death. I am so glad I did not live in late 18th century Stockholm.

Nicr Aug 09, 2019

Memorable characters, stylish prose, a vivid historical setting, and a grisly crime not for the faint of heart. Grimly compelling and morally complex.

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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