. . . from current and perhaps legendary figures in the nearby town of Oberammergau as they act separately to solve a mystery that somehow connects their home town of Schongau to two other towns located on the Ammer River. Jakob Kuisl the hangman has lost his wife, while his daughter Magdalena has been married for several years to the doctor Simon Fronwieser as they operate a bathhouse in Schongau. As usual, greed and power are the prime motivators for nearly everyone except the Kuisls and the Fronweiser.