The Poisoned Pilgrim
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The Poisoned Pilgrim

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 38.1mm | 340.19g
  • Mariner Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0544114604
  • 9780544114609
  • 477,757

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PRAISE FOR The Hangman s Daughter series
"A bewitching mix of history and mystery, The Poisoned Pilgrim will please long-time Potzsch fans, and bring new ones into the fold." Samuel Thomas, author of The Midwife s Tale"Swift and sure, compelling as any conspiracy theory, persuasive as any spasm of paranoia, The Dark Monk grips you at the base of your skull and doesn't let go." Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Out of Oz

"Oliver Potzsch has brought to life the heady smells and tastes, the true reality of an era we've never seen quite like this before. The hangman Jakob and his feisty daughter Magdalena are characters we will want to root for in many books to come." Katherine Neville, bestselling author of The Eight and The Magic Circle

"I loved every page, character, and plot twist of The Hangman s Daughter, an inventive historical novel about a 17th-century hangman s quest to save a witch from himself." Scott Turow
"Oliver Potzsch takes readers on a darkly atmospheric visit to seventeenth-century Bavaria in his latest adventure. With enough mystery and intrigue to satisfy those who like gritty historical fiction, The Dark Monk has convincing characters, rip-roaring action, and finely-drawn settings." Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches and the forthcoming Shadow of Night

"In this subtle, meticulously crafted story, every word is a possible clue, and the characters are so engaging that it s impossible not to get involved in trying to help them figure the riddle out." Oprah.com "
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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.
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7,782 ratings
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4 42% (3,251)
3 26% (1,992)
2 5% (356)
1 1% (81)
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