The Wolf and the Watchman Kindle ä and the ePUB

The Wolf and the Watchman Kindle ä and the  ePUB It isFour years after the storming of the Bastille in France and than a year after the death of King Gustav III of Sweden, paranoia and whispered conspiracies are Stockholm s daily bread A promise of violence crackles in the air as ordinary citizens feel increasingly vulnerable to the whims of those in powerWhen Mickel Cardell, a crippled ex solider and former night watchman, finds a mutilated body floating in the city s lake, he feels compelled to give the unidentifiable man a proper burial For Cecil Winge, a brilliant lawyer turned consulting detective to the Stockholm police, a body with no arms, legs, or eyes is a formidable puzzle and one last chance to set things right before he loses his battle to consumption Together, Winge and Cardell scour Stockholm to discover the body s identity, encountering the sordid underbelly of the city s elite Meanwhile, Kristofer Blix leaves rural life for the alluring charms of the capital and ambitions of becoming a doctor His letters to his sister chronicle his wild good times and terrible misfortunes, which lead him down a treacherous pathIn another corner of the city, a young woman Anna Stina is consigned to the workhouse after she upsets her parish priest Her unlikely escape plan takes on new urgency when a sadistic guard marks her as his next victimOver the course of the novel, these extraordinary characters cross paths and collide in shocking and unforgettable ways

10 thoughts on “The Wolf and the Watchman

  1. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    This is an award winning Swedish historical horror fiction set in 1793, a period overshadowed by the recent events that resulted in the French Revolution sparking paranoia amongst Royal Houses throughout Europe, including King Gustav who unleashed a horde of spies to report on any who voice thoughts of

  2. Julie Julie says:

    The Wolf and the Watchman is a 2019 Atria Books publication.Morose and grisly but morbidly fascinating Late 1700s Stockholm A mutilated corpse is found in the lake and by mutilated, I mean limbs, tongue, and eyes had been methodically removed, one at a time, the work mimicking that of a surgeon Cecil Winge, a l

  3. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    A great calamity has befallen us A thousand rumors abound, and onepreposterous than the next It is impossible to obtain any trustworthy information, for even travelers have differing accounts and all seem to me somewhat poetical in what they relate The atrocity of the crime, as it has been related, is too great, such t

  4. Mary Beth Mary Beth says:

    This one is such a dark and disturbing book The author does not refrain from describing grotesque and disgusting descriptions This book is not for everybody but it was definitely for me I love dark and disturbing There is lots of cruelty and violence The beginning had a slow burn to it and it was very confusing I think I proba

  5. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Tell me, Mr Winge, does the expression homo homini lupus est mean anything to you Plautus wrote it during the Punic Wars Like a wolf is man to other men What kind of wolf are you, Mr Winge A good wolf A skilled hunter No wolf at all, I m afraid What I do, I do not undertake in order to satisfy my bloodlust Now I have helped you pick u

  6. Debra Debra says:

    It s 1793, and a mutilated body has been found floating in the city s lake Mickel Cardell, an ex watchman and crippled ex soldier feels compelled to give the man a proper burial Cecil Winge, an attorney and consultant for the Stockholm police, makes this case the last thing he will do as he is dying from consumption He wants to solve the puzz

  7. Peter Peter says:

    CorrosivenessA dark and gruesome Gothic thriller, which reveals a formidable and disturbing portrait of Stockholm during the tumultuous period of the late 18 century The Wolf and the Watchman is at times horrifying, often captivating and always brilliantly written I love the title and from that alone, there is a sense of anticipation and danger Often

  8. Dem Dem says:

    I had to wait for my blood pressure and heart rate to calm down before writing a review on this Novel A vividly written, unusual, intriguing and atmospheric Scandinavian crime thriller horror historical fiction story that made for difficult reading in places due to its very graphic content and yet apparently an accurate portrayal of 1780 Stockholm and I came

  9. Felicia Felicia says:

    If you ve ever been curious about Stockholm in the 18th century, then this is your book aka this wasn t my book.The writing is exquisite and so atmospheric that I had no problem conjuring up images and smells, yes, smells from the setting of this story However, the storyline itself failed to hold my attention, especially the middle section Comparisons to The Alienis

  10. Katie B Katie B says:

    So glad I stepped a bit out of my reading comfort zone to give this one a try I don t normally read very many books set in the 1700s but the premise for this one sounded intriguing Turned out to be a really good read Mickel Cardell, a former soldier, is living in Stockholm when he finds a mutilated body Together with Cecil Winge, a consulting detective for the police, they

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