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Great addition to the Hangman's Daughter series
on December 11, 2016
The hangman gets a letter from his sister, asking him to come to her aid as she is gravely ill. A few days later, his daughter and her boyfriend, Simon the doctor, leave town to start a fresh life where no one knows them. Unknown to each other, the hangman and his daughter are both headed to the same town, where intrigue awaits them.
Upon arrival, the hangman is immediately accused of a crime, and his daughter sets out to try and help him. Alone in a strange city, they all must try and figure out who their friends and allies are, why the hangman was framed, and how to unravel the multiple layers of conspiracy, stretching back a quarter century.
Along the way, we learn much about the hangman's back story, and about the complex class structure that constituted a European city on the 1600's--beggars, outcasts, peasants, tradesmen, priests, and the aristocracy. The complicated relationships between them provides the back drop for this story, and lends it much of its richness of character.