The Night Raven

The Night Raven

Johan Rundberg

Original Title
Nattkorpen
Published
Natur & Kultur, 2021
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
183
Rights Sold
Norwegian
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The Night Raven

Johan Rundberg

Stockholm, 1880. It’s a merciless winter and the entrances to the inner city are blocked by the snow. It’s impossible to get in or out.

Eleven-year-old Mika is an orphan and has lived at the orphanage her whole life. She helps take care of the younger children at the orphanage and works extra in a crummy pub. To survive, Mika has developed a keen sense of detail and knows how to recognize threatening situations.

Late one night at the pub, she listens in on a conversation between two policemen. There’s been a murder, and its circumstances resemble the way the Night Raven used to operate. The Night Raven was an infamous killer that terrorized the city a few years before.

Against her will, Mika is drawn into the investigation. While working together to solve the case, Mika and police constable Valdemar Hoff develop an odd friendship. Powerful people in the city are hiding something, and Mika must put all her skills to the test to solve the mystery and save them both.

 

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“Highly recommended for those who like historical novels, exciting life stories and detective mysteries of the slightly scarier kind. Think Sherlock Holmes for younger readers.“ - Barnens boktips “I'm sure this will be one of this year's most talked about youth books. It is utterly impossible not to be drawn into this exciting and horrific story set in 1880s Stockholm!“ - Boktanken “I can highly recommend Nattkorpen /.../ a mustread, a very exciting book /.../ a perfect book to read aloud, so I hope that many middle school teachers will find this gem.“ - Barnboksbloggen Written about Johan Rundberg’s previous The Phantom’s Voice “Exceptionally well-written, with humour and intelligence and several surprising twists. And very very scary.” - Dagens Nyheter