The Hangman's Daughter
Germany, 1660: 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. So begins The Hangman's Daughter--the chillingly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller from German television... show more
Germany, 1660: 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. So begins The Hangman's Daughter--the chillingly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller from German television screenwriter, Oliver Pötzsch--a descendent of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan.
Publish date: December 7th 2010
Publisher: Amazon Crossing
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: The Hangman's Daughter (#1)
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...