Justice. Historical fiction about unfamiliar places can place extra demands on a reader. An author needs to bring the place to clarity in our minds and present characters and plot that keep readers engaged. In his debut novel titled, The Wolf and the Watchman, Niklas Nat Och Dag brings late 18th century Stockholm to life and offers a gripping plot about justice filled with great characters. Protagonist Cecil Winge is an attorney dying of what we know now as tuberculosis, and Mikel Cardell is a watchman. This dynamic pair join forces to seek justice. Along the way, we meet the rich and the poor and are entertained by a complicated plot that I found totally entertaining.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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