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The Beggar King (The Hangman's Daughter)

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  • Seller:Dare Books
  • Sales Rank:1,458,672
  • Format:Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:MP3 CD
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Running Time:16 Minutes
  • Edition:MP3 Una
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:January 8, 2013
  • ISBN:1455876291
  • EAN:9781455876297
  • ASIN:1455876291
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Synopsis

1662: Jakob Kuisl, the hangman of a village in the Alps, 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. When the city constable discovers Kuisl alongside the corpse, he locks him in a dungeon, where Kuisl will experience firsthand the torture he’s administered himself for years. As nightmares assail him, Kuisl can only hope to prevail on the Regensburg executioner to show mercy to a fellow hangman.

Kuisl’s steely daughter, Magdalena, and her young doctor paramour, Simon, rush to Regensburg to try to save Jakob, enlisting an underground network of beggars, a beer-brewing monk, and an Italian playboy for help. Navigating the labyrinthine city, they learn there is much more behind the false accusation than a personal vendetta: a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire.

Chock-full of fascinating historical detail, The Beggar King brings to vibrant life another tremendous tale of an unlikely hangman and his tough-as-nails daughter, confirming Pötzsch’s mettle as a storyteller at the height of his powers.


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