- File Size: 2820 KB
- Print Length: 592 pages
- Publisher: Amazon Crossing (October 13, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 13, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00U0NAMB4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,436 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Werewolf of Bamberg (US Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale Book 5) Kindle Edition
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“Pötzsch effectively conjures up an atmosphere of claustrophobia and paranoia in seventeenth-century Germany in his fifth whodunit featuring the Kuisl family...The tension, as the Kuisl family finds itself in the midst of the hunt, is palpable, leading to a cleverly clued solution.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“The setup is delicious...Good fun overall.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Oliver Pötzsch, born in 1970, has worked for years as a scriptwriter for Bavarian television. He is a descendant of one of Bavaria’s leading dynasties of executioners. Pötzsch lives in Munich with his family.
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Besides that, this was enjoyable, if not one of the more interesting of the series. The premise is virtually the same as previous stories as the hangman is once again a somewhat unwilling protagonist, stumbling into another mystery of murder and secrecy. There are new and newish characters who play pivotal roles this time but even while I was sipping lukewarm beer on a Greek beach I couldn't help but feel they could use a little more development.
It's good holiday, train, and travel fodder. It kept my interest without being a page-turner, which can be nice on a beach if you want to stop reading occasionally and admire beautiful people in beautiful bikinis until your wife notices. Then you pick the book back up and enjoy it without missing a beat.
Series usually get stale by the fifth entry, but The Werewolf of Bamberg has breathed new life into this series.
Kuisl, his daughter, Magdalena, and her husband, Simon, travel to Bamberg where they are to observe the marriage of Kuisl's younger brother, of whom he has been estranged for most of his life. Mystery number one — what happened and why have they never addressed it before?
But as soon as they arrive, body parts are found in the river and in the trash outside the city. Considering that it's the 1600s, the good citizens begin to think that there is an evil presence, a werewolf, that is in their midst.
In this fifth entry into the Kuisl/Hangman's Daughter series, Oliver Potzsch has once again created a totally riveting murder mystery surrounded with all the details, sights and beliefs of the era. This is a period where science is in its infancy and in small villages and towns, it can become deadly for its many innocent citizens. Such is the case in Bamberg where 40 years before they had a famous witch hunt that cost the lives of hundreds of citizens and has left its devilish marks on its community and its people.
This is intense but pleasurable reading. I was engrossed in the story almost from the beginning and kept me wondering the who and why. The characters and their actions are realistic and believable. A very good read if you like mysteries and historical fiction.
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I would recommend his books regarding this time that he has written about to
everyone. He took me to places which were written so realistic and I met the people
who most were unfortunate to live in that time period. I was actually feeling flea bites
and smelling the stomach heaving smells of the streets and seeing the squalid conditions
that these poor families had to endure.
Oliver Potzsch's series of the "Hangmans daughter is educational, fascinating and so realistic
that it makes you feel your living in the midst of it all.