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The Resource The play of death : a Hangman Daughter's tale, Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne

The play of death : a Hangman Daughter's tale, Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne

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The play of death : a Hangman Daughter's tale
Title
The play of death
Title remainder
a Hangman Daughter's tale
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Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"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"--
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10562539
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Pötzsch, Oliver
Dewey number
833/.92
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Chadeayne, Lee
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True
Series statement
A Hangman's daughter tale
Series volume
0006
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  • Murder
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Murder
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
The play of death : a Hangman Daughter's tale, Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne
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Note
Translation of: Die Henkerstochter und das Spiel des Todes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1795193
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Mariner books edition.
Extent
xvi, 493 pages
Isbn
9781328662088
Lccn
2016051868
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781328662088
  • (OCoLC)953709917
Label
The play of death : a Hangman Daughter's tale, Oliver Pötzsch ; translated by Lee Chadeayne
Publication
Note
Translation of: Die Henkerstochter und das Spiel des Todes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1795193
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Mariner books edition.
Extent
xvi, 493 pages
Isbn
9781328662088
Lccn
2016051868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781328662088
  • (OCoLC)953709917

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