The Dark Monk (US Edition) (A Hangman’s Daughter Tale)

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The Dark Monk (US Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale) Author Oliver Pötzsch
ISBN-10 0547807686
ISBN-13 9780547807683
Year 2012-06-12
Pages 512
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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BOOK 2 OF THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING HANGMANS DAUGHTER SERIES 1660 Winter has settled thick over a sleepy village in the Bavarian Alps ensuring every farmer and servant is indoors on 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 physicians son team up with the priests 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 theyre 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 ensured he is tasked with capturing a band of thieves roving the countryside attacking solitary travellers and spreading panic Delivering on the promise of the international bestseller The Hangmans Daughter Oliver Ptzsch takes us on a whirlwind tour through the occult hiding places of Bavarias ancient monasteries Once again based on prodigious historical research into Ptzschs 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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