The Dark Monk

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547807683
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

A follow-up to the internationally best-selling The Hangman's Daughter traces the 1648 investigation by hangman Jakob Kuisl, his headstrong daughter and the town physician into the poisoning murder of a priest whose demise is precariously linked to the Crusades and the Knights Templar treasure. Original. 100,000 first printing.

The Hangman s Daughter

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547745015
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Fiction

After a local midwife is accused of being a witch and murdering an orphan in the 17th century, Bavarian Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his daughter, Magdalena, believe that midwife is innocent and seek out the true killer, despite Jakob being charged with torturing a confession out of the accused woman. Reissue.

The Beggar King

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 054799219X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

After the hangman Jakob Kuisl is framed for his sister's murder, his daughter Magdalena and her paramour, Simon, enlist the help of a network of beggars in order to save him from the noose.

The Monk and the Hangman s Daughter

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473360358
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Genre: Fiction

A masterpiece, written almost as a modern folktale. Follow the tale of the monk Ambrosius as he meets the shunned Benedicta, the local hangman's daughter. Ambrosius becomes embroiled in a dark and twisted tale of love, assault and the sins of the past.

The Dark Monk

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547807683
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

A follow-up to the internationally best-selling The Hangman's Daughter traces the 1648 investigation by hangman Jakob Kuisl, his headstrong daughter and the town physician into the poisoning murder of a priest whose demise is precariously linked to the Crusades and the Knights Templar treasure. Original. 100,000 first printing.

The Play of Death

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 132866208X
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre:

The mysterious sixth entry in the Hangman's Daughter series It is 1670 and Simon Fronwieser is in the town of Oberammergau to bring his seven-year-old son to boarding school. As he bids his boy a tearful farewell, news comes of a shocking murder: the man who was to play the part of Christ in the town's Passion Play has been found dead, nailed to the set's cross. As there is no doctor in town, Simon is brought in to examine the body. The chance to spend more time with his son and to investigate the murder quickly convince him to stay. Soon he is joined by his father-in-law, Jakob Kuisl, the Schongau hangman, and the two begin piecing together the puzzle of the actor's death. Was he murdered by a jealous rival? Are the recently arrived and unpopular immigrant workers somehow involved? Or is it a punishment from God for the villagers' arrogance in trying to schedule the play four years earlier than prescribed by ancient custom? Once again, it looks like it is up to the Kuisls to unravel the mystery and bring atown's dark secrets to light.

The Monk and The Hangman s Daughter

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781775560456
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Fiction

This highly entertaining novel about three Franciscan monks is something of a departure for author Ambrose Bierce, who typically wrote about his own time. The story, which takes the form of a diary penned by the main character, Ambrosius. Though he faithfully carries out the duties of his office, he struggles with temptation, particularly after meeting the beguiling Benedicta, who happens to be the hangman's daughter of the title.

The Council of Twelve

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Hangman's Daughter Tales
ISBN: 1328508315
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Fiction

The seventh chilling mystery in The Hangman's Daughter series The year is 1672. Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his family travel to Munich, the cosmopolitan heart of Bavaria, for a meeting of the prestigious--for dishonorable hangmen, at least--Council of Twelve, the leaders of the empire's hangmen's guild. But something dark is happening behind the scenes: in the past weeks, young women have begun turning up dead. At first, the authorities assume they are a rash of suicides, but when Kusil notices that each woman possesses a matchingamulet, suspicions arise that someone is murdering these women. With no suspects, the superstitious townsfolk of Munich blame the hangmen's guild, certain that they have called the devil upon the city. Joined by his daughter Magdalena, son-in-law Simon, the rest of his extended family, and a slew of eccentric hangmen, Kuisl must solve the mystery of who is murdering these girls. If he fails, the consequences could reverberate across the empire, affecting all the hangmen in Germany.

The Ludwig Conspiracy

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547740102
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

When an encoded diary about Ludwig, the fairytale king of Bavaria who was declared insane and died mysteriously soon thereafter, falls into his hands, rare book dealer Steven Lukas is forced to go on the run as he becomes the target of Ludwig's deranged modern-day followers. 100,000 first printing.

Book of the Night

Author: Oliver Potzsch
Publisher:
ISBN: 1503938425
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Fiction

In this thrilling adventure by bestselling author Oliver Potzsch, thirteen-year-old Lukas has been trained as a swordsman by his father, a nobleman who was once a famed Musketeer. When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft spread across the land, Lukas s life is forever changed. He flees his home and vows to find his missing sister. Surviving as an outcast, Lukas encounters thieves and mercenaries, a strange astrologer, and a master swordsman. He also meets three other fencers Giovanni, Paulus, and Jerome. Each brings a special talent to their team that leads them to the Black Musketeers, the best fighters in the army. But living with the black-armored Musketeers is nothing like they imagined. In his quest to find his sister, Lukas learns of a legendary book that holds powerful magic. As he fights to keep the "Book of the Night" out of the hands of his greatest enemy, Lukas discovers the secrets of his own family and what it really means to be a Musketeer."

A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

Author: James De Mille
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770482814
Release Date: 2011-10-12
Genre: Fiction

Drifting on a sailing boat off the Canary Islands, four British gentlemen take turns reading a manuscript that they find inside a copper cylinder discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean. The manuscript recounts Adam More’s adventures after being lost at sea during an Antarctic voyage in 1844 and his life with the Kosekin, a lost civilization living at the South Pole. The values of the Kosekin are opposed to the civilized norm—they love death, abjection, and poverty. Their society may be well suited to their particular evolution, but it is profoundly disconcerting to the narrator, and it is radically contentious to the Victorian gentlemen who read and debate More’s account. This Broadview edition of James De Mille’s classic recreates the format of the posthumous 1888 Harper’s Weekly serial, including 18 original illustrations by Gilbert Gaul. The appendices allow the novel to be seen in terms of other satirical and scientific romance, Antarctic exploration, and contemporary geology. The introduction and notes tap into recent scholarship to bring to life De Mille’s genre innovations and his use of Orientalist and colonialist discourses.

The Quaker City Or The Monks of Monk Hall

Author: George Lippard
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 0870239716
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Fiction

America's best-selling novel in its time, The Quaker City, published in 1845, is a sensational exposé of social corruption, personal debauchery, and the sexual exploitation of women in antebellum Philadelphia. This new edition, with an introduction by David S. Reynolds, brings back into print this important work by George Lippard (1822-1854), a journalist, freethinker, and labor and social reformer.

Knight Kyle and the Magic Silver Lance

Author: Oliver Potzsch
Publisher:
ISBN: 1503936309
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Welcome to Knight Kyle s world! Beyond the great forest and towering Dragon Mountain lies Fairyland, a land of elves and trolls, dragons and giants, magicians and fairies. And in one corner, Fairyland East, lives Knight Kyle. Kyle s great-grandfather once possessed a silver lance that, according to legend, gave its owner invincible power. The lance is now missing, and Kyle is always looking for it, but so are his worst enemies: the robber Rasputin and the evil magician Balduin. Luckily, Kyle has the help of his friends, including Lady Constance (who is as brave as a dragon), Dragobert (who really "is" a dragon), Elf Aurin (whose harp playing, unfortunately, puts Kyle to sleep), and Prince Nepomuk (who protects his friends and his wardrobe at all times). Almost every day they find themselves in a new amazing adventure. "

The Castle of Kings

Author: Oliver Potzsch
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0606400125
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre:

For use in schools and libraries only. An epic standalone novel of historical fiction tinged with mystery, set against the backdrop of medieval Germany's Peasant War. From the best-selling author of the Hangman's Daughter series and The Ludwig Conspiracy.

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 014013218X
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Fiction

Presents Dickens' classic novel of love, courage, and sacrifice set against the catacysmic events of the French Revolution