I saw this on Shelfari this morning and it piqued my interest...what do you think? It could be I'm in the mood for creepy since finishing In the Belly of Jonah by Sandra Brannen (review coming later today).
Published by AmazonCrossing in December 2010. I don't know much about this imprint, but it seems pretty interesting - their vision is to take the books that are popular in other countries, but are sometimes never translated into English, and actually translate them for English readers. Are you guys familiar with this? i think it might only be available for e-reading.
From Shelfari: A brilliantly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller, "The Hangman’s Daughter" is the first novel from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendent of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan. Children are being murdered and witchcraft is being blamed.
Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at the stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead—marked by the same tattoo—the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town’s physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed.
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