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Author Pötzsch, Oliver
Title Henkerstochter. English
The hangman's daughter / Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne
Publisher Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
 Louisville Adult Fiction  F    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Mariner Books ed
Descript 435 p. : map ; 21 cm
Note "Mariner Books."
"First published in Germany in 2008 by Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH as Die henkerstochter"--T.p. verso.
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
Language English translation from German
Subject Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 -- Fiction
Witches -- Germany -- Schongau -- Fiction
Schongau (Germany) -- Fiction
Germany -- History -- 1618-1648 -- Fiction
Genre Historical fiction.
Occult fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Alt Author Chadeayne, Lee

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