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Product details

  • Hardcover: 435 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (3 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547740107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547740102
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,535,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A bold new thriller from the best-selling author of The Hangman s Daughter series
In 1886, Ludwig II, the Fairy-tale King of Bavaria, was deposed after being declared insane by doctors who had never met him. He died mysteriously soon thereafter, his eccentric and beautiful castles his only legacy. In "The Ludwig Conspiracy," master of historical suspense Oliver Potzsch brings the Mad King back to life.
An encoded diary by one of Ludwig s confidants falls into the hands of modern-day rare-book dealer Steven Lukas, who soon realizes that the diary may bring him more misery than money. Lukas teams up with a beautiful art detective, Sara Lengfeld, to investigate each of Ludwig s three famous castles for clues to crack the diary s code as mysterious thugs and Ludwig s fanatical followers chase them at every step. Just what in the diary could be so explosive?
"This gripping thriller brings together the present and the past with high-action adventure in a bold, entertaining storyline." "Shepherd Express" (Milwaukee)
"Potzsch makes clever use of Bavaria s equivalent of the Kennedy assassination in this excellent stand-alone . . . Potzsch s sophisticated plotting and good use of a real-life historical puzzle place this far ahead of most "Da Vinci Code" wannabes." "Publishers Weekly," starred review
[AU PHOTO] OLIVER POTZSCH, born in 1970, was for years a radio personality for Bavarian radio and a screenwriter for Bavarian public television. His Hangman s Daughter books have sold over half a million copies in English.
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About the Author

Oliver Potzsch, born in 1970, has worked for years as a scriptwriter for Bavarian television. He is a descendant of one of Bavaria s leading dynasties of executioners. Potzsch lives in Munich with his family.

Anthea Bell is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald s Austerlitz, and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She lives in Cambridge, England. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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I didn't know much about this until I checked on Wikipedia but, as it turns out, the story is actually true Ludwig 2 was actually known as The Fairytale King. The book itself obviously fictional but set in the modern day. A well written page turner
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I find Oliver Potzsch difficult to read. His writing seems to me to be a little stilted, although I must admit that this could lie in the translation as much as in the story itself. However I have to admit that I read this book more because I was interested in the subject matter than because I liked the author. I find his development of character clumsy, and the way he changes a character arbitrarily in order to suit the demands of his plot somewhat naïve. The characters should lead the plot, rather than the other way around. However the book did make some attempt to explain the mysterious happenings in Bavaria during the late nineteenth century, and I may do some more research into this fascinating area.
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Having read all the 'Hangman's Daughter' series I was keen to read this. I struggled with the slow start, but I'm so glad I stuck with it. A really good story - would definitely recommend it.
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An excellent story well written and researched. I shall be looking for additional books from this author as well as his Hangman's daughter books. He is a great find.
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A very good read - a mix of fact and imagination, it drives along to a good conclusion.It is clearly an historical period/country I had been ignorant of until now.
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I really like this author - discovered him through the Hangman series, lots of medieval fun !
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As always..interesting, kept up the pace and weaving mystery with humour...brilliant
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