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The Wolf and the Watchman

(2019)
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'A remarkable debut novel' Sunday Times

'The best historical thriller I've read in twenty years' A.J. Finn

'A thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful story. Reading it is like giving a little gift to oneself' Fredrik Backman

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.

'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

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"This is a thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful story. Reading it is like giving a little gift to oneself." - Fredrik Backman

"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

"Brawny, bloody, intricate, enthralling-and the best historical thriller I've read in twenty years." - A J Finn

"An excellent story with corkscrew twists and a powerful heart." - Natasha Pulley


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Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman
Author(s): Niklas Natt Och Dag
ISBN: 1-64358-146-5 / 978-1-64358-146-0 (USA edition)
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: A Novel
Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag
ISBN: 1-5011-9677-4 / 978-1-5011-9677-5 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: The latest Scandi sensation
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: The latest Scandi sensation
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ISBN: 1-4736-8214-2 / 978-1-4736-8214-6 (UK edition)
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: A Novel
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March 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: A Novel
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: The latest Scandi sensation
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman
Author(s): Matt Addis
ISBN: 1-5082-7802-4 / 978-1-5082-7802-3 (USA edition)
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: A Novel
Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: A Novel
Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman
Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman
Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman
Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: A Novel
Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag
Publisher: Atria Books
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February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wolf and the Watchman: The latest Scandi sensation
Author(s): Niklas Natt och Dag
Publisher: John Murray
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