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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Sept. 3 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547740107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547740102
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 17.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #326,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Pötzsch makes clever use of Bavaria’s equivalent of the Kennedy assassination in this excellent stand-alone . . . Pötzsch’s sophisticated plotting and good use of a real-life historical puzzle place this far ahead of most Da Vinci Code wannabes." -- Publishers Weekly, boxed and starred review

"Intriguing, entertaining." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Historical mystery fans and conspiracy theorists will find much to enjoy in this bizarre tale." -- Library Journal

"This gripping thriller brings together the present and the past with high-action adventure in a bold, entertaining storyline." -- Shepherd Express

About the Author

OLIVER PÖTZSCH, born in 1970, has worked for years as a scriptwriter for Bavarian television. He is a descendant of one of Bavaria’s leading dynasties of executioners. Pötzsch lives in Munich with his family.



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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LD on Oct. 5 2013
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I never knew much about King Ludwig before reading this amazing murder mystery but was a fan of the authors other books and took a chance reading it and was not disappointed! From beginning to end the story of murder, intrigue and conspiracy of history rivals Dan Brown's Davici Code. Oliver Potzsch has done a magnificent job of spinning this tale and delivering a true literary masterpiece! I one day hope to visit Bavaria and the places to where the author brought Bavarian history and intrigue alive for me.
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I was expecting more based on the other reviews. The plot has a very typical formula - Da Vinci Code anyone? - and I skimmed a lot. I'm of Bavarian heritage so that kept me reading. I think with a bit more imagination and less gratuitous gore, it could have been a really good book. The best part is it has prompted me to find out more about Ludwig.
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By LBM TOP 500 REVIEWER on Feb. 16 2014
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Just as enjoyable as the "Hangman" series books, Oliver Potzsch uses a (true) historical "who done it" to highly entertaining effect, in this modern mystery.
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I couldn't put the book down! The elements of historical truth made this mystery captivating. Will there be a sequel? What is next for Potzsch?
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I enjoy all of the Hangman's Daughter books, but perhaps the Ludwig Conspiracy the most. They are interesting reads, well written and have historical significance.
I love the last parts about how to find the places and how to enjoy the area should one travel there today.
I have already recommended these books to many, and will continue to do so.
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