The sequel to the successful novel "1793", which took Sweden and the world by storm. A mother mourns her daughter, killed on her wedding night. When no one else wants to investigate the death, she asks the only one left, a one-armed man who mourns his dead friend. At Danviken's hospital, on the outskirts of Stockholm, a young nobleman is sitting and tormented by the heinous crime he is accused of. In the second part of Nikla's Night and Day's "Bellman noir" trilogy, we get to follow Mickel Cardell and Anna Stina Knapp again and the bustling and rotting world that is theirs, where what little is left of the splendor of the Gustavian glory is in disintegration. . Niklas Natt och Dag shows that he is far from finished with his brutal and naked depiction of the darkest corner of the late 18th century.