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Author Natt och Dag, Niklas, author.

Title The wolf and the watchman : a novel / Niklas Natt och Dag ; [translated] by Ebba Segerbeg.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    NATTOCHDAG,NIK    Available
 GDL Central Library Fiction    NATTOCHDAG,NIK    Available
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Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 373 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "Originally published in Swedish in 2017 as 1793"--Title page verso.
Maps on end papers.
Summary "One morning in the autumn of 1793, watchman Mikel Cardell is awakened from his drunken slumber with reports of a body seen floating in the Larder, once a pristine lake on Stockholm's Southern Isle, now a rancid bog. Efforts to identify the bizarrely mutilated corpse are entrusted to incorruptible lawyer Cecil Winge, who enlists Cardell's help to solve the case. But time is short: Winge's health is failing, the monarchy is in shambles, and whispered conspiracies and paranoia abound. Winge and Cardell become immersed in a brutal world of guttersnipes and thieves, mercenaries and madams. From a farmer's son who is lead down a treacherous path when he seeks his fortune in the capital to an orphan girl consigned to the workhouse by a pitiless parish priest, their gruesome investigation peels back layer upon layer of the city's labyrinthine society. The rich and the poor, the pious and the fallen, the living and the dead-all collide and interconnect with the body pulled from the lake. Breathtakingly bold and intricately constructed, The Wolf and the Watchman brings to life the crowded streets, gilded palaces, and dark corners of late-eighteenth-century Stockholm, offering a startling vision of the crimes we commit in the name of justice, and the sacrifices we make in order to survive.
Language In English, translated from the Swedish.
Subject Private investigators -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- Fiction.
Corruption -- Fiction.
Stockholm (Sweden) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Stockholm (Sweden) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Segerberg, Ebba, translator.
Added Title 1793. English
ISBN 9781501196775 (hardcover) $28.00
1501196774 (hardcover) $28.00
1501196790 (ebook)
9781501196799 (ebook)

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