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The Dark Monk

(2012)
(The second book in the Hangman's Daughter series)
A novel by

 
1660: Winter has settled thick over a sleepy village in the Bavarian Alps, ensuring every farmer and servant is indoors the night a parish priest discovers he's been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength to scratch a cryptic sign in the frost.

Following a trail of riddles, hangman Jakob Kuisl; his headstrong daughter Magdalena; and the town physician's son team up with the priest's aristocratic sister to investigate. What they uncover will lead them back to the Crusades, unlocking a troubled history of internal church politics and sending them on a chase for a treasure of the Knights Templar.

But they're not the only ones after the legendary fortune. A team of dangerous and mysterious monks is always close behind, tracking their every move, speaking Latin in the shadows, giving off a strange, intoxicating scent. And to throw the hangman off their trail, they have ensured he is tasked with capturing a band of thieves roving the countryside attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic.

Delivering on the promise of his international best seller The Hangman's Daughter, Oliver Pötzsch takes us on a whirlwind tour--once again based on prodigious historical research into his own family tree--through the occult hiding places of Bavaria's ancient monasteries, bringing to life an unforgettable compassionate hangman and his tenacious daughter, painting a robust tableau of a 17th-century Bavaria still negotiating the lasting impacts of war, and quickening our pulses with a gripping, mesmerizing mystery.

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
Used availability for Oliver Potzsch's The Dark Monk


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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Dark Monk (US Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 0-547-80768-6 / 978-0-547-80768-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2015 : Audio CD
Title: The Dark Monk (The Hangman's Daughter)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-5113-2474-0 / 978-1-5113-2474-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Dark Monk (The Hangman's Daughter)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-4915-9319-9 / 978-1-4915-9319-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Dark Monk (The Hangman's Daughter)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-4558-6723-3 / 978-1-4558-6723-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Dark Monk (The Hangman's Daughter)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-4558-7624-0 / 978-1-4558-7624-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Dark Monk (The Hangman's Daughter)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-4558-7630-5 / 978-1-4558-7630-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Dark Monk (The Hangman's Daughter)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-4558-7636-4 / 978-1-4558-7636-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Dark Monk (US Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale Book 2)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

 


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