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La figlia del boia - Oliver Pötzsch, Alessandra Petrelli
La figlia del boia
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9788865591574 (8865591579)
ASIN: 8865591579
Publisher: BEAT
Pages no: 432
Edition language: Italian
Series: The Hangman's Daughter (#1)
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susanvoss18 rated it
4.5 The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
Set in 1659, in the small town of Schongau in Bavaria, Germany, more than one child has been murdered and they bear an unusual mark on their shoulders. The town’s hangman, Jakob Kuisl, is ordered to torture a confession out of the town midwife, Marta, who is suspected of witchcraft. Jakob doesn’t be...
Tannat rated it
2.5 The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
Series: Hangman’s Daughter #1 It’s 17th century Germany, and a small boy is found in the river, close to death. A midwife is blamed (mob mentality, 17th century) and locked up. The hangman, Jakob Kuisl is asked to torture a confession out of her for the good of the town. He doesn’t believe she’s ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "The Hangman's Daughter" by Oliver Pötzsch - Period mystery that confronts the brutality and superstition of life in 17th Century Bavaria
What I liked about "The Hangman's Daughter" was how directly it dealt with the brutality of life in seventeenth century Bavaria. The work of the town hangman: torturing, breaking bones, and executing people with sword or rope or fire, is described with a graphic clarity that is not for the faint hea...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
3.0 Oh, Those Wacky 17th Century Bavarians
I'm still trying to figure out why this book is titled The Hangman's Daughter. Was this the original title, or did AmazonCrossing decide to follow the Daughter-in-the-title fad when producing the English translation? This is what I kept asking myself while reading as it became more and more apparen...
The Nrrdling (Aryn)
The Nrrdling (Aryn) rated it
2.0 Forget this Game
A few years ago when this book came out, it created quite a buzz for itself. I think it was a best seller of some sort (national? international? who cares). It was a book that everyone I spoke to adored; though I really had absolutely no idea what it was about, the mass outcrying that it was bri...
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