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Title The play of death / Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne.
Author Pötzsch, Oliver, author.
Publication Boston : Houghton Miffin Harcourt, 2017.
Edition First Mariner books edition.
Description xvi, 493 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Series A Hangman's daughter tale
Pötzsch, Oliver. Hangman's daughter tale.
Note "Mariner books."
Summary "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 a town's dark secrets to light"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Murder -- Investigation -- Germany -- Oberammergau -- Fiction.
Germany -- History -- 1648-1740 -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01029788
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Germany -- Oberammergau. (OCoLC)fst01229686
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Addl. Author Chadeayne, Lee, translator.
Addl. Title Henkerstochter und das Spiel des Todes. English
Related To Online version: Pötzsch, Oliver. Play of death. First Mariner Books edition. Boston : Mariner Books, 2017 9781328663078 (DLC) 2016057725
ISBN 9781328662088 (paperback) :
132866208X (paperback) :

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