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Play of Death - (Hangman's Daughter Tales) by Oliver Potzsch (Paperback)

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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.
Number of Pages: 493
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Hangman's Daughter Tales
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Oliver Potzsch
Language: English
Street Date: May 9, 2017
TCIN: 52095789
UPC: 9781328662088
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-8803
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