The Wolf and the Watchman

The Wolf and the Watchman

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 03/10/2019
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The Wolf and the Watchman
Not for the squeamish
candi-Noir set in medieval times ,Cardell is a watchman (Police) and Cecil Winge is a lawyer who is suffering ill heath .Both live in the City between two ... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor


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.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473682146
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 30 mm

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The Wolf and the Watchman
Brutal and not for me
This book will appeal to many but all the piss ,faeces and brutality was not for me. I did not read more than half of it before deciding to recycle in the ... READ MORE
Stephanie Jones
The Wolf and the Watchman
Possibly one of the best historical crime novels I have read
Abby Barrett