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The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
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Mar 01, 12

bookshelves: historical-fiction, mystery
Read from February 21 to March 01, 2012

I enjoyed this story in general but was rather distracted by what seemed like a rather disjointed translation. It just didn't feel very cohesive. I had solved most of the mystery around half way through, but there were still a few surprises to be had.

As historical fiction goes, I found it very interesting. I don't usually read hist fic set in Germany, so I learned a bit about the societal system in 17th century Bavaria.

I don't think the title is particularly apt since you spend most time with the hangman himself or the physician, Simon. It takes a little while to get into, but it's a pretty entertaining read.
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