I have read, or listened to (via Audio) three of Oliver Pötzsch's books. This is the shortest in length of all. The author is German and all of the books are translated from German. The translations of all are superb, but they are not 'fast' reads. I suspect that has an impact on the pace at which one can read these books in English. Unlike the Hangman's Daughter series, this book does not contain the main characters in those books. I HIGHLY recommend this book as well his other books. The author states that although his books are fiction, he has found most of the stories from researching the history of his city and region ! As he once confessed to his wife, he couldn't personally make up stuff as interesting... I recommend this book.
I am used to reading those really long Poetzsch stories of Bavarian mysteries - this one was blessedly short and sweet! Love it! Someone needs to pick up on this character and make a series out of this! Cheers! Keep'em coming, Herr Poetzsch!
I love anything that Oliver Potsch writes. This short story was no exception. I like the fact that it takes place within an historical framework and features real people and places. He's a terrific writer.
I selected this book because I've read all of the Hangman's Daughter's tales in the series. I have very much liked to read the Hangman's series by Potzsch, which is why I chose this book as well. As I would have expected, the plot is believable based on the era in which it is staged. I will admit however, I did have a little bit of difficulty with some of the language as it was also to some extent the vernacular of that era. It was however a steady paced story line and I finished it in one setting.