The Wolf and the Watchman

Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

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.


Best Debut, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award 2017


'Thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful' Fredrik Backman 


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781473692138
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : February 2019
  • : 3 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : Niklas Natt och Dag
  • : Niklas Natt och Dag
  • : 2 Crime
  • : 2 Crime