The Play of Death

The Play of Death

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...

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Title:The Play of Death
Author:Oliver Pötzsch
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:512 pages

The Play of Death Reviews

  • Aleshanee
    Jan 17, 2016
    Es geht weiter mit den Geschichten um den Henker Jakob Kuisl!"Hab schon von ihm gehört. Ein wilder Hund soll das sein, jähzornig und gradaus, dabei schlau wie ein Fuchs." S. 204Ich wollte ja eigentlich von so weit fortgesetzten Reihen keine Rezensionen mehr schreiben, da sie kaum gelesen werde...
  • Susan Crowe
    May 25, 2017
    Awesome, as usual! i love this series so much!...
  • Scott
    May 23, 2017
    Potzsch always writes a great book, but his insistence on drawing parallels between Oberammergauers hating outsiders and the Islam problem in Europe today is unforgivable.In his notes, he mentions the "right wing hate groups" he modeled that part of the story after. Sorry Potzsch, but one doesn't ha...
  • Tana
    Jun 06, 2017
    Disclaimer: I received a Kindle download of this book through a Goodreads giveaway.This is the sixth book in the series and I have read them all in order so was already familiar with the characters. The Kiusl family is once again up to their eyeballs in some kind of trouble or another. Jacob is suff...
  • Karen Barth
    May 22, 2017
    [Disclaimer: I received a Kindle download of this book through a Goodreads giveaway to facilitate this review. No other compensation was offered or requested.] This is the 6th book in the Hangman's Daughter series and I have read and enjoyed them all. I would classify this book (and series) as a his...
  • Skjam!
    May 14, 2017
    Disclaimer: I received a Kindle download of this book through a Goodreads giveaway to facilitate this review. No other compensation was offered or requested.The year is 1670, and the people of Oberammergau are preparing their every-ten-years Passion Play…though some of them think it might be sa...
  • Jill Meyer
    May 22, 2017
    The good historical novel can teach as well as entertain the reader. Certainly, German author Oliver Potzsch does both in "The Play of Death", his sixth book in his "The Hangman's Daughter" series.The play referred to is the every-ten-year production of the Passion Play in the small city of Oberamme...
  • Mary  (Biblophile)
    May 27, 2017
    Although a little overly long, I enjoyed this well-written historical mystery. Jacob's drinking lands him in trouble and gives the council a reason to possibly oust him as hangman, Barbara is bringing shame on her dishonorable family, and Magdalena has a secret. I liked that the characters continue ...
  • Joyce Reppenhaagen
    May 28, 2017
    PoorI was disappointed in this book, politics had no place in it, I wonder how you feel now with all the Terrorist attacks going on. Right wing extremism? I am done with your books, not what I want to read. ...
  • Debbi
    Jun 03, 2017
    (Thank you Netgalley for an early reader copy in exchange for an unbiased review)I loved "The Play of Death", Oliver Potzsch's latest in book in The Hangman's Daughter series. With the usual cast of characters (Magdalena, the hangman's daughter; Jakob Kuisl, the hangman of Schongau; Simon, Magdalena...