1666: The monastery at Andechs has long been a pilgrimage destination, but when the hangman’s daughter, Magdalena, her doctor husband Simon, and their two small children arrive there, they learn that the monks have far larger concerns than saying Mass and receiving alms. It seems that once again, the hangman’s family has fallen into a mysterious and dangerous adventure.
Two monks at the monastery experiment with cutting-edge technology, including a method of deflecting the lightning that has previously set the monastery ablaze. When one of the monks disappears and his lab is destroyed, foul play is suspected. Who better to investigate than the famed hangman, Jakob Kuisl? But as the hangman and his family attempt to solve the mystery of the missing monk, they must deal with both the eccentric denizens of the monastery and villagers who view the monks’ inventions as witchcraft that must be destroyed at all costs.
This thrilling fourth entry of The Hangman’s Daughter series features scheming monks, murderous robots, and the action and intrigue that never seem to cease when the Kuisls are on a case.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Hangman's Daughter Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)|
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.
Lee Chadeayne 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 ALTA News.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very facinating series. Just when you think you have the answer there is a twist in the story., and then another turn of events. Highly recommend .
I LOVE the Hangman's Daughter series, have fallen in love with the characters, and eagerly gobble up Potzsch's books as he puts them out. This one is the 4th installment, and continues the story of Jakob, Magdelina, and our cast of favs. Though I didn't enjoy it as much as the other 3, Potzsch seemed to have slipped a bit in this story, the snippets into the life of our hangman and the ending had me glad that I read it. This novel is in no way "bad", just a bit laborious in description, I found myself waiting for us to get somewhere and the mystery to be revealed. Mind you, once we were in the revealing stage I LOVED it, but it just took a bit to get there. I'd happily continue reading anything Potzsch puts out, I enjoy his historical fiction greatly....
Always twist and turns in this series. Must start with book #1