The Beggar King by Oliver Potzsch

TitleThe Beggar King
Author: Oliver Potzsch
Length: 457 pages
Published in: 2010
Genre: historical fiction, mystery
ISBN: 9780547992198
Source: public library
Reason for Reading: I’ve read the first two in this ongoing series and loved them: The Hangman’s Daughter and The Dark Monk
Rating: 5/5

Summary (from Goodreads):

The year is 1662. Alpine village hangman Jakob Kuisl receives a letter from his sister calling him to the imperial city of Regensburg, where a gruesome sight awaits him: her throat has been slit. Arrested and framed for the murder, Kuisl faces first-hand the torture he’s administered himself for years.

Jakob’s daughter, Magdalena, and a young medicus named Simon hasten to his aid. With the help of an underground network of beggars, a beer-brewing monk, and an Italian playboy, they discover that behind the false accusation is a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire.

Chock-full of fhistorical detail, The Beggar King brings to vibrant life another tale of an unlikely hangman and his tough-as-nails daughter, confirming Pötzsch’s mettle as a writer to watch.

My Thoughts: Another great story from Potzsch 🙂 There is a lot happening in this tale, but I won’t go into much detail because there are many small mysteries in the plot. But I have not been disappointed with any of these books and I’m very excited for The Warlock, which comes out next.

One thought on “The Beggar King by Oliver Potzsch

  1. 5 out of 5? And it’s a series from The Hangman’s Daughter?! Okay, I always meant to pick that book up and now I know I need to get to it sooner rather than later!

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