The Ludwig Conspiracy

The Ludwig Conspiracy

by Oliver Pötzsch, Anthea Bell
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Overview

The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Pötzsch

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 Pötzsch 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)

"Pötzsch makes clever use of Bavaria’s equivalent of the Kennedy assassination in this excellent stand-alone . . . Pötzsch’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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547740133
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 168,311
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

OLIVER PÖTZSCH, 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. Pötzsch lives in Munich with his family.

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The Ludwig Conspiracy 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring boring you will find the last chapters totally a let down despite everything blowing up . Didnt anyone get a ruptured spleen during all these kicks and where did a child in germany since six learn so many american regional dialects got a three because i bought it and read it through but now archived not a keeper buska
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not stick around for the finish. The story bored me. The ccharacters were smelly. References to size were stupid...if lancelot was HUGE at least six feet, and Steven was two heads shorter, he must have stood about 4 foot 6. Absurdities like that interrupt my reading. I didn't really care.
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Billyt1 More than 1 year ago
Very good history from a period I did not know a lot about. Not 5 stars because the conclusion seemed rushed, and too convenient.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is the main flaw in this adventure story though i can see conan the barbarian in leading role never have so many been injured and walked away tries to make bavaria the german disney world alas cause most are bored with german opera and references pulled from tedious codes dont translate gave a three because it was such a combo of every chase movie in the past ten years note the sherlock holmes falls