Book Review: The Hangman’s Daughter, a Historical Mystery by Oliver Pötzsch

The bottom line: A meticulously researched historical thriller that employs 17th century superstitions to create a highly original read that’s impossible to put down. By the time you finish the third chapter, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that you live in the 21st century.

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[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B003P9XMFI” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41U%2Bwu4m8%2BL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”326″]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.

Bella Wright

Bella Wright blogs about books, film and media.

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