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The hangman's daughter : a historical novel, Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne

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The hangman's daughter : a historical novel
Title
The hangman's daughter
Title remainder
a historical novel
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Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Germany, 1659: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead, marked by the same tattoo, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town's physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed. A brilliantly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller, The Hangman's Daughter is the first novel from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendent of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan
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Henkerstochter
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Pötzsch, Oliver
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Chadeayne, Lee
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  • Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
  • Witches
  • Schongau (Germany)
  • Germany
  • Historical fiction
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The hangman's daughter : a historical novel, Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne
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  • Originally published in 2008 by Ullstein Buchverlage as Die henkerstochter
  • Translation of: Die Henkerstochter: historischer Roman
Control code
ocn663951570
Isbn
9781935597056
Lccn
2010910796
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(OCoLC)663951570
Label
The hangman's daughter : a historical novel, Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in 2008 by Ullstein Buchverlage as Die henkerstochter
  • Translation of: Die Henkerstochter: historischer Roman
Control code
ocn663951570
Isbn
9781935597056
Lccn
2010910796
System control number
(OCoLC)663951570

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