The Rogue

The Rogue

Johan Rundberg

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Natur & Kultur, 2023
Fiction 9-12
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The Rogue

Johan Rundberg

The fifth book in the thrilling and award-winning series Moonwind & Hoff, about a child living at the bottom of society in 19th century Stockholm.

Eleven-year-old Mika is an orphan and has lived at the orphanage her whole life. Mika’s childhood has formed her into a brave, street-smart kid – a survivor. When she is witness to a murder investigation, her razor-sharp eye and analytical ability are crucial in the hunt for the perpetrator. 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.

It’s a heartfelt story and captivating time travel, leaving the reader wanting more.

Johan Rundberg is an author living in Stockholm. He has written picture books, early readers and middle grade, among which The Love Pizza, Knocked Romeo and the series The Witch Knot.

Press voice

An unusual and talented children’s crime story.”  Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter

So captivating that you can’t let it go.” Tina Nylén, Göteborgs-Posten

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

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