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Mystery Reader Book Club

Mystery Reader Book Club

Tuesday, December 5
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Mystery Reader Book Club

December 5, 2017  7 pm

Oliver Potzsch / The hangman’s daughter

Magdalena, the clever and headstrong daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, and is destined to be married off to another hangman’s son—except that the town physician’s son is hopelessly in love with her. It is 1659, the Thirty Years’ War has finally ended, and there hasn’t been a witchcraft mania in decades. But now, a drowning and gruesomely injured boy, tattooed with the mark of a witch, is pulled from a river and the villagers suspect the local midwife, Martha Stechlin. Kuisl is charged with extracting a confession from her and torturing her until he gets one. Convinced she is innocent, he, Magdalena, and her would-be suitor to race against the clock to find the true killer.-Goodreads

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