The Resource The wolf and the watchman, Niklas Natt och Dag

The wolf and the watchman, Niklas Natt och Dag

Label
The wolf and the watchman
Title
The wolf and the watchman
Statement of responsibility
Niklas Natt och Dag
Title variation
Seventeen ninety-three
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10753629
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Natt och Dag, Niklas
Dewey number
839.738
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Murder
  • Corruption
  • Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Stockholm (Sweden)
Target audience
adult
Label
The wolf and the watchman, Niklas Natt och Dag
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Swedish under the title: 1793 by Bokförlaget Forum, Stockholm, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781473692138
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The wolf and the watchman, Niklas Natt och Dag
Publication
Note
Originally published in Swedish under the title: 1793 by Bokförlaget Forum, Stockholm, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781473692138
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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