The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

CD-Audio Hangman's Daughter

By (author) Oliver Pötzsch, Performed by Professor Grover Gardner

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  • Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 173mm x 25mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 12 June 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1455876240
  • ISBN 13: 9781455876242
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Library ed.

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1660: Winter has settled thick over a sleepy village in the Bavarian Alps, ensuring that every farmer and servant is indoors the night a parish priest discovers he s been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength to scratch a cryptic sign in the frost. Following a trail of riddles, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his headstrong daughter Magdalena, and the town physician s son team up with the priest s aristocratic sister to investigate. What they uncover will lead them back to the Crusades, unlocking a troubled history of internal church politics and sending them on a chase for a treasure of the Knights Templar. But they re not the only ones after the legendary fortune. A team of dangerous and mysterious monks is always close behind, tracking their every move, speaking Latin in the shadows, giving off a strange, intoxicating scent. And to throw the hangman off their trail, they have made sure he is tasked with capturing a band of thieves roving the countryside, attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic. Delivering on the promise of the international bestseller The Hangman s Daughter, Oliver Potzsch takes us on a whirlwind tour through the occult hiding places of Bavaria s ancient monasteries. Once again based on prodigious historical research into Potzsch s family tree, The Dark Monk brings to life an unforgettable, compassionate hangman and his tenacious daughter, painting a robust tableau of a seventeenth-century Bavaria and quickening our pulses with a gripping, mesmerizing mystery."

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