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PRAISE FOR The Hangman’s Daughter series

"Swift and sure, compelling as any conspiracy theory, persuasive as any spasm of paranoia, The Dark Monk grips you at the base of your skull and doesn't let go." —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Out of Oz

"Oliver Pötzsch has brought to life the heady smells and tastes, the true reality of an era we've never seen quite like this before. The hangman Jakob and his feisty daughter Magdalena are characters we will want to root for in many books to come. —Katherine Neville, bestselling author of The Eight and The Magic Circle

"I loved every page, character and plot twist of The Hangman’s Daughter, an inventive historical novel about a 17th-century hangman’s quest to save a witch—from himself." —Scott Turow

"Oliver Pötzsch takes readers on a darkly atmospheric visit to seventeenth-century Bavaria in his latest adventure. With enough mystery and intrigue to satisfy those who like gritty historical fiction, The Dark Monk has convincing characters, rip-roaring action, and finely-drawn settings." —Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches and the forthcoming Shadow of Night

"In this subtle, meticulously crafted story, every word is a possible clue, and the characters are so engaging that it’s impossible not to get involved in trying to help them figure the riddle out." —Oprah.com

About the Author

OLIVER PÖTZSCH, born in 1970, was for years a radio personality for Bavarian radio and a screenwriter for Bavarian public television. He is a descendent of the Kuisls, the well-known line of Bavarian executioners who inspired his novels. He lives with his family in Munich.

LEE CHADEAYNE, translator, is a former classical musician and college professor. He was one of the charter members of the American Literary Translators Association and is editor in chief of the ALTA Newsletter.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2745 KB
  • Print Length: 511 pages
  • Publisher: AmazonCrossing (16 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B7NY4SI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 182 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,062 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the 4th in the Hangman's Daughter series and after reading the first 3 I thought it would be difficult to top those tales. This is a good read and though based in the medieval past of rural Bavaria it is still a good detective story and a real page turner. Who would enjoy this book? Those people who like an historical novel similar to Ellis Peters or Lindsey Davies and others of a similar nature will enjoy the attention to historical detail and those who like a good 'who dunnit' and are less bothered about the historical accuracy will also find it a good read as the historical facts are entered lightly and seamlessly into the tale and are indeed part of the overall story.
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The skill and care with which this book has been translated by the publisher, Amazon Crossing, is a testament to the original author's skill in writing it in the first place. They all thought it was worth the effort in the first place and so it has proven.
The build-up of the central characters, who are Kuisl the hangman, his daughter Magdalena and Simon her apothecary husband are joys to behold as the believable story progresses to a nail-biting conclusion. Also portrayed well are the smells and filth of the surroundings in the 17th century, in which I became totally immersed!
Not to finish such a compelling book would be a travesty, although I found it hard not to skip to the end as my frustration began to mount.
If there are any shortcomings in the book it is with the convoluted nature of the story, as the author chooses deliberately to toy with his readers, but such is the nature of many of those who would choose a book like this in the first place. The nearest comparison I would make would be to the British author C J Sansom and his books on the hunchback lawyer Shardlake. They do compare favourably.
Oliver Pötzsch, born in 1970, has worked for years as a scriptwriter for Bavarian television. He himself is a descendant of one of Bavaria's leading dynasties of executioners.
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The hangmn's daughter has now got two children, and is still ostracised by her community. This does not prevent her from going on a pilgrimage. Of course there is another murder mystery to solve as well as an outbreak of an infectious disease for her husband to cope with. Before long her father ,the hangman, has is sent for to help save his old friend from being tortured and out to death for the crime. At times the pieces fall in to place a little too contritely but the overall story is written in what seems to be a sound historical context, indeed the author descends from a hangmans family
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I stumbled upon these books by accident when looking for something different to download. Anyone who enjoys a good historical novel will love this book. Set in Bavaria in the 1600s this is the 3rd and latest book in the Hangman's Daughter series. It is a tale of murder and suspense giving a good insight to what it must have been like to live in this period. Also the trials of being what was known as being a 'dishonorable' person such as a hangman and his family. The book is a real page turner that has the reader enthralled from beginning to end. I loved it and can't wait for the next one.
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Apologies for any confusion caused by my error in referring to book 3 of this series as book four, which of course is this one. I have all 5 novels currently in this series, which I am enjoying immensely as purely entertaining reading. I came across the first novel by accident, was intrigued, and ordered it. I became fatally addicted to the development of the characters and am progressing through the novels in order. They are well written and suspenseful stories set in the 17th century and I recommend them readily to anyone who just wants pleasant relaxation and likes historical fiction.
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I came across these novels by accident on the basis of "close your eyes and just pick up a book". No matter what it is, you have to read it and hopefully it will be good. This happened with the first one and I'm glad to say that the subsequent ones have all lived up to promise. I'm not sure about the technicalities of automata in 16th century Bavaria, seemed a bit advanced to me, but there was enough there to hold my interest. Not sure if I would have pursued the other books so arduously if this had been the first, but it's fine as a follow up to the others.
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I have been waiting for this book to be issued for over 6 months!! I was not disappointed. Oliver tells you all about the his history of
his family who were German Executioners centuries ago. It is quite amazing the detail he goes into and gets you immediately drawn into the plot. Set in a monastery where the monks have something to hide. A page turner without a doubt.
I highly recommend all of his books.
When is the next one due? Lets hope it is very soon, I cannot wait.
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Almost finished so perhaps reviewing a bit early, I gave this one 4 stars as I think it feels like it's a bit stretched out and could have been 100 pages shorter. In one of my earlier reviews I remarked on the number of secret tunnels in the stories and "Viola" they are here again. Next time I'm in Bavaria I shall keep an eye out for them. Despite my niggles still an enjoyable part of the series but needs to look outside some of the way the stories run.
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