Sequoya's Mystery Book Group hosts a discussion of The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch. Magdalena, the daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, 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. Jakob 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 race against the clock to find the true killer.
Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.