The Wolf and the Watchman

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501196782
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About the Author

Niklas Natt och Dag ("Night and Day") is a member of the oldest surviving noble family in Sweden. He enjoys playing the guitar, mandolin, violin, and the Japanese bamboo flute. The Wolf and the Watchman, his first novel, was named the Best Debut of 2017 by the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers and is being published in thirty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and their two sons.

Reviews

"Thrilling, unnerving, clever, and beautiful."--Fredrik Backman, international bestselling author
"The Alienist set in eighteenth-century Stockholm: Brawny, bloody, intricate, enthralling--and the best historical thriller I've read in twenty years."--A.J. Finn, #1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
"In his debut novel, Natt och Dag examines the effects of a brutal murder on those who investigate it--and explores the psychological causes for the crime...Chilling and thought-provoking. Relentless, well-written, and nearly impossible to put down."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A tantalizing mystery, a foreboding, claustrophobic sense of place and a pair of unforgettable investigators."--Newsday
"For Stieg Larsson fans, a new voice...a stunning debut...Like Umberto Eco's novel [The Name of the Rose, this] is a cerebral, immersive page-turner [with] a moral heft reminiscent of works by Graham Greene...Plenty of twists to satisfy thrill-starved readers."--The Washington Post
"What's better than an ornate period piece with style to spare? One that includes a murder mystery. Oh, and boy is it a riveting mystery...A bit of Patrick Sรผskind's Perfume and a bit of Sherlock Holmes, this wolf has some bite to it."--NPR
"Reads like a season of 'True Detective'...anchored by a powerful sense of place and a memorable cast of characters...you won't soon forget it."--USA Today
"A remarkable debut novel."--The Sunday Times
"[A] masterly first novel...The book's structure, which includes flashbacks and multiple perspectives, will remind many of Iain Pear's An Instance of the Fingerpost, and Natt och Dag uses this structure to heighten suspense and deepen characterization. The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers named this the bets debut novel of 2017, and U.S. readers will be likewise impressed."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A standout. The characterization is excellent, as is the evocation of eighteenth-century Stockholm, an uncommon historical setting that provides a vibrant backdrop for this unusual mystery. Natt och Dag's side-plots dovetail neatly, his pacing is skillful, and he explores with aplomb his novel's main theme, Homo homini lupus est --Man is wolf to man."--Booklist
"Calls to mind another auspicious debut murder mystery set in an unfamiliar place and time: Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. It's been nearly 40 years since that foreign-language historical thriller captured the world's imagination, thoroughly engrossing readers and propelling its author into international stardom. So we're about due, and Natt och Dag is certainly a worthy candidate."--Bookpage
"This incredibly disturbing trip into the grotesqueries of history is as well-written as it is well-researched, true to not only the detail of the time period but also true to its mores and atmosphere...infused with a tear-it-all-down mentality, this one is not to be missed." --Literary Hub, Best books of 2019