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The Night Raven

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The Night Raven – Moonwind Mysteries #1 (Amazon Crossing Kids, 2023) by Johan Rundberg and translated by A.A. Prime was an interesting historical, especially if you are a fan of Victorian mystery writer Anne Perry, which I am. It has a similar feel except directed at young readers. The story is set in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1880.

Twelve-year-old Mika knows this harsh winter means death for many. One night she takes in a newborn to the orphanage where she lives and hears a reference to the “Dark Angel.” When the police come to her for questioning, this could be her chance to matter.

Here‘s some great backstory on this novel and information on the author. The book was originally published in Sweden, but thanks to A.A. Prime we can read it too. I’m looking forward to more of these books. You can see all of Johan’s books here but this is the only one in English.

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14 thoughts on “The Night Raven

  1. It seems I recently read something else set in Sweden, but I can’t remember what it was! I’m always a fan of historical mysteries, so I’ll have to take a look at it.

    1. Aren’t all novels about crises, secrets, unknowns, so. I agree that most novels are mysteries even if they are categorized in a different genre. I love mysteries, esp MG ones whether historical, contemporary or magical! I just gave my British MIL Anne Perry’s last book published posthumously. She hoped to discover this author new to her, but unfortunately at 91 she’s not able to finish novels anymore. We are fortunate to keep reading and sharing the MG novels we love!

  2. I read this last year and I enjoyed it. It’s bleak and quite different too. Thanks for the extra links!

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