[Reading] ➮ Die Henkerstochter ➶ Oliver Pötzsch – Heartforum.co.uk Magdalena the clever and headstrong daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl lives with her father outside the village walls and is destined to be married off to another hangman’s son—except that Magdalena the clever and headstrong daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl lives with her father outside the village walls and is destined to be married off to another hangman’s son—except that the town physician’s son is hopelessly in love with her And her father’s wisdom and empathy are as unusual as his despised profession It is the Thirty Years’ War has finally ended and there hasn’t been a witchcraft mania in decades But now a drowning and gruesomely injured boy tattooed with the mark of a witch is pulled from a river and the villagers suspect the local midwife Martha StechlinJakob Kuisl is charged with extracting a confession from her and torturing her until he gets one Convinced she is innocent he Magdalena and her would be suitor race against the clock to find the true killer Approaching Walpurgisnacht when witches are believed to dance in the forest and mate with the devil another tattooed orphan is found dead and the town becomes frenzied More than one person has spotted what looks like the devil—a man with a hand made only of bones The hangman his daughter and the doctor’s son face a terrifying and very real enemyPage Numbers Source ISBN X.
Oliver Pötzsch is a German writer and filmmaker After high school he attended the German School of Journalism in Munich from to He then worked for Radio Bavaria In addition to his professional activities in radio and television Pötzsch researched his family history He is a descendant of the Kuisle from the th to the th Century a famous dynasty of executioners in Schongau.
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