The Beggar King

The Beggar King

Book - 2013
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The year is 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. They soon discover that behind the false accusation is a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780547992198
Branch Call Number: POTZS
Characteristics: xxii, 466, 15 p. : map ; 21 cm.

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vbagnole
Oct 16, 2018

This book is the third in The Hangman's Daughter series and I think it may be my favorite so far. We continue to follow Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her love interest Simon as they work their way through another mystery. The plot was well-considered and there were enough twists to keep me guessing. I also enjoyed that this story took place in a new locale, the city of Regensburg. This allowed for the introduction of new characters and locations which helps to shake up the series for loyal readers.

You don't need to have read the first two books in this series to enjoy this one, but there are a few references to the previous books. The author does a good job of explaining what you need to know though.

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