This story is engaging, and I just love the writing style. I liked the first part the most. That involved what is told in the synopsis: One policeman dying from consumption, still determined to get his man, and one nightwatchman, (a combat veteran), who are working together to solve a gruesome, gruesome murder.
The second portion involved the murder victim, but he was never mentioned by name. (At least that's who I think it was, I can't be sure.)
The third portion involves a young girl whose unfortunate circumstances get her thrown into a spinning house/work camp.
All of these taking place in the "city between the bridges," which is Stockholm of the late 1700's.
I can't wait to see how all of these threads will tie together!