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The Beggar King

A Hangman's Daughter Tale
Pötzsch, Oliver (Book - 2013 )
The Beggar King
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1662. Alpine village hangman Jakob Kuisl receives a letter from his sister calling him to the imperial city of Regensburg, where a gruesome sight awaits him: her throat has been slit. Arrested and framed for the murder, Kuisl faces first-hand the torture he's administered himself for years. Jakob's daughter, Magdalena, and a young medicus named Simon hasten to his aid. With the help of an underground network of beggars, a beer-brewing monk, and an Italian playboy, they discover that behind the false accusation is a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire.
Authors: Pötzsch, Oliver
Title: The beggar king
a hangman's daughter tale
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
Characteristics: xxii, 466, 15 pages :,map ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: 1662. Alpine village hangman Jakob Kuisl receives a letter from his sister calling him to the imperial city of Regensburg, where a gruesome sight awaits him: her throat has been slit. Arrested and framed for the murder, Kuisl faces first-hand the torture he's administered himself for years. Jakob's daughter, Magdalena, and a young medicus named Simon hasten to his aid. With the help of an underground network of beggars, a beer-brewing monk, and an Italian playboy, they discover that behind the false accusation is a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire.
Additional Contributors: Chadeayne, Lee.
ISBN: 054799219X
9780547992198
Statement of Responsibility: Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne
Subject Headings: Germany History 17th century Fiction Murder Investigation Fiction Executions and executioners Fiction Fathers and daughters Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Murder
Executions and executioners
Fathers and daughters
LCCN: 2012038023
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