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The Play of Death Audiobook

The Play of Death: The Hangman's Daughter, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

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 is no doctor in town, Simon is brought in to examine the body. The opportunities to spend more time with his son and to investigate the murder quickly convince him to stay.

Soon he is joined by his father-in-law, Jakob Kuisl, the Schongau hangman, and the two begin piecing together the puzzle of the actor's death. Was he murdered by a jealous rival? Are the recently arrived and unpopular immigrant workers somehow involved? Or is it a punishment from God for the villagers' arrogance in trying to schedule the play four years earlier than prescribed by ancient custom? Once again it looks like it is up to the Kuisls to unravel the mystery and bring a town's dark secrets to light.

©2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Lee Chadeayne.; 2016 Oliver Pötzsch

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  • DobieChuck
    Colorado
    27/05/17
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    "Kuisl Clan Kick Serious Can"

    This series keeps getting better and better!! Jakob and the family are back, and they all have work to do... Nice historical context and vivid settings to go along w/ a couple three delicious mysteries... Love how the younger family members get brought into this one, and make it an entire family affair... Great pace, characters, and twists... Funny how much things change the more they stay the same;). Excellent performance, and the total product is something any fan of historical mystery fiction will enjoy...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa K
    INDIANA, USA
    08/02/18
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    "Excellent"

    Again not disappointed. This was a very well written book. I love how the Hangman's family is always getting into so many troubles. They have a way of solving problems that most people in that time were lucky to even read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mary Beranek
    14/01/18
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    ""Hanging" on to every word "

    I total enjoy the hangman series...
    I listen to them on audio book as I do house work, driving etc... it makes these chores
    Fly by as I get lost in the story. Looking forward to the next;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    04/12/17
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    "Maybe Being Greedy"

    This book, like all the others, is a first-rate mystery. The history of the area and the time creates a depth in the story. That is why I enjoy good historical novels. I have read every book with equal enjoyment. Now all I can say is six books are not enough! And,yes, I am being greedy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer/Read This Book
    Wareham, MA, United States
    25/09/17
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    "Enjoyed much like all previous Hangman novels"

    It was entertaining full of mystery and history of mountain village in Germany 1600's. The fears and prejudices then and now are the same. If only we could learn from history. The poor immigrants of this town who had lived there 4 years and decades we're treated poorly by the rich people. Sound familiar? I highly recommend reading this novel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roy Sachleben
    07/09/17
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    "Another great entry "

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series from the first book. This one is no exceptio. indeed, I think it may be the best of the series.

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  • Leslie
    Smyrna, SC, United States
    21/07/17
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    "full of twists and turns"
    Where does The Play of Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very highly


    What other book might you compare The Play of Death to and why?

    This authors works for me really stand alone in terms of the historical fiction and twists and turns his stories. Over the course of his works the characters have developed wonderfully


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    overall his performance is very good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the end when Jakob discovers his humanity again


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Randolph, New Jersey United States
    20/07/17
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    "Always love the Hangman!"

    The characters feel like old friends who have come to visit; older and wiser than the last time we have met. They live hard lives that are filled with love, strength and family. Just like our lives today, minus a couple of hundred years and technology!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy Cummings
    27/06/17
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    "luved it"

    luved it like I do all his books great historical fiction and a page turner

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. E. Weyts
    Connecticut, USA
    22/06/17
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    "A good story, as usual..."

    ...with a few surprising mysteries solved by the ending.
    I really like these books as they give us a peek into a frightening & brutal past populated with interesting people, some of whom are devils in disguise!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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