Tuesday, 13 August 2013

'The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale (UK Edition)' by Oliver Pötzsch



Release Date: 16th July 2013
Published by: Amazon Crossing
ISBN No:1477806113
Kindle Edition


I discovered this book on Amazon quite by accident when searching through a number of other titles. I downloaded a copy onto my Kindle and took it with me on vacation as a holiday read on my journey. This turned out to be an excellent 511 page story and at £3.99 for the download, it's very reasonably priced for what you get! This book is worth taking a look at if you like historical fiction. I definitely will now be exploring the other books that are in this particular series.


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 lighting 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.



Copyright: Amazon Synopsis

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