The Werewolf of Bamberg

In 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her husband, Simon, are traveling to the town of Bamberg to celebrate the wedding of Jakob s estranged brother, a fellow hangman But what was planned as a family vacation and reconciliation soon becomes a nightmare a murderer in Bamberg is leaving the victims severed limbs outside the city When rumors quickly spIn 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her husband, Simon, are traveling to the town of Bamberg to celebrate the wedding of Jakob s estranged brother, a fellow hangman But what was planned as a family vacation and reconciliation soon becomes a nightmare a murderer in Bamberg is leaving the victims severed limbs outside the city When rumors quickly spread that the murders are the work of a werewolf, Jakob Kuisl scoffs at the notion and embarks on a mission to unmask the real werewolf of Bamberg But as he learns about the city and its long buried secrets, it appears that discovering the killer s identity might be just as dangerous as facing a true werewolf Can he stop the killings while navigating the city s turbulent political waters, and his own volatile family members It is nothing new for a hangman to be the object of scorn and anger, but Jakob has always managed to rise above it all in order to solve the mysteries he encounters, blustering and bullying his way past his opponents with the help of his equally stubborn and clever family But never have they faced a killer so depraved This chilling addition to the Hangman s Daughter series will leave even the bravest readers looking over their shoulder.
The Werewolf of Bamberg In hangman Jakob Kuisl his daughter Magdalena and her husband Simon are traveling to the town of Bamberg to celebrate the wedding of Jakob s estranged brother a fellow hangman But what was

  • Title: The Werewolf of Bamberg
  • Author: Oliver Pötzsch Lee Chadeayne Grover Gardner
  • ISBN: 9781511307598
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 1 thought on “The Werewolf of Bamberg”

    1. German Audiobook--several of Oliver Pötzsch's books have been translated into English. This one just came out in German, so you might have to wait a while to read it in English. This is book 5 of the Kuisl family. This time the family heads to Bamberg to attend the wedding of Jakob's brother, whom he hasn't seen for a long time, because of something that happened in their childhood. His fiancee, however, insists on inviting the family. When approaching Bamberg, they hear something in the woods [...]

    2. The good thing about listening to MP3 CD's is that a nearly-600-page book fit on two discs, so I don't have to worry about having to change discs mid-commute. (I'm not an idiot, so I'm not going to do it while in motion, and have you ever noticed that when you need a red light for something like this they all magically turn green? Next time you're running late, drop something you kind of need out of reach, or smudge your glasses so that they need to be wiped. Voila: green lights through to your [...]

    3. It’s 1668 and the hangman of Schongau Jakob Kuisel, his daughters Barbara and Magdalena, her husband Simon and their children are in the town of Bamberg for the wedding of his brother Bartholomaus. Also a hangman, Barthomaus will break social conventions when he marries Katharina Hauser, the daughter of a prominent city clerk and celebrate with a large party. But what was planned to be a festive occasion soon turns into a nightmare when severed limbs of citizens who have gone missing are found [...]

    4. I've read all the Hangman's Daughter books in the series and I love them. I was really excited to have a new one to read. It pains me to see Jakob getting older. Magdalena is less of a spitfire than in the beginning, but she never shies away from danger. Simon is still a ninny. This one was exciting to the end, and with a good plot and lots of action.I don't want to give anything away, but the book deals with witch trials and the belief there is a werewolf loose in Bamburg. It's such a different [...]

    5. This was a really good read, probably the best since book two of the series. It kept my interest, had great intrigue and mystery and I LOVE these characters. The book was a bit longer than it needed to be, hence the four stars.It may happen because of the translation, but I'm a bit bothered by the description of one character, who is described as fat, large, and/or big every single time she walked into a scene in the story. There is also a physically disfigured character whose "ugliness" is ment [...]

    6. KlappentextGemeinsam mit seiner Tochter Magdalena und ihrem Mann Simon reist der Henker Jakob Kuisl im Jahre 1668 nach Bamberg. Was als Familienbesuch geplant war, wird jedoch bald zum Alptraum: In Bamberg geht ein Mörder um. Die abgetrennten Gliedmaßen der Opfer werden im Unrat vor den Toren der Stadt gefunden. Schnell verbreitet sich das Gerücht, die Morde seien das Werk eines Werwolfs. Jakob Kuisl mag sich diesem Aberglauben nicht anschließen und macht sich auf die Suche nach dem »Teufel [...]

    7. I'm well invested in this series so I'm all in. This book didn't disappoint at all. I still love the characters and I love the old Bavarian historical setting. It's all very exciting, but it is starting to feel a little formulaic. It's a good series and I'm going to stick with it. You should really start with book one if you're interested.

    8. I LOVE the Hangman's Daughter series! Each book is a marvelous adventure and the characters are extremely well drawn. So much so, that each book reminds me of what it is like to have a German father! Oh, that stubbornness Only downside is that now I have to wait forever for the next one. A must-read for mystery and history lovers alike!

    9. I do not want to go into details, but this book felt more of a child's fairy tale than an adult thriller. For a moment at the beginning, it was so good since I was looking forward to witnessing the pure hatred between Jakob and Bartholomaus, and how Sebastian Harsee would turn the Werewolf killings to his favor. Suffice it to say, none of that happened.The brothers forgave each other (I still have no idea how that was possible), and Harsee died before he could take advantage of anyone. It was al [...]

    10. Very intenseThis book actually had me shaking in my boots and I would only be able to read it during the day cause that night that would scare the living daylights out of me of course it was my mind that did that but nonetheless it was excellent writing

    11. I thought sequels were supposed to get worse as they went along! I absolutely loved the 5th book in this series. it's like a medieval sherlock Holmes!

    12. This is series that I really enjoy. This book was no exception (although it was a bit long). Make sure to read the author notes at the end to see how the story matches up with real historic events!

    13. Potzsch is a good read but read them in order. This is set in medieval times and it happens to be a favorite time period for me. Great foreign author.

    14. This one is expectionally unique because it has two perpetrators instead of the traditional formula of one, as this series usually betrays. The tale has a little sadness to it surrounding the reasons behind the first perpetrator's reasons for the crimes that he commits. And the other. Well, I won't give away the whole thing. I also love the one-lined humor from the main Hangman, Jakob Kuisl it makes him that much more real and fun. I'm really looking forward to the new one coming out in May. The [...]

    15. Have I mentioned that I'm in love with Jakob Kuisl??? That if I could transport in time I would go to 1600s Bavaria and spend a night in the hangman's cottage??? BECAUSE I WOULD!!!Okybe I wouldn't, I wouldn't take the risk of being a woman in 1600s Bavaria/anywhere, because as I keep learning in these books.g a woman is fucking dangerous. Now to the bookThe Kuisl Family is on its way to Bamberg to celebrate the wedding of Jakob's brother. On the way there arm is discoveredjust an arm, and it bel [...]

    16. The werewolf, or wolf man, has been my favorite monster since the 1970's Creature Features and Scooby Doo's fantastic werewolf episode. So even though I hadn't read any of the Hangman's Daughter books, this one "literally" jumped off the bookstore shelf and into my hands. Bavaria in the late 1600's is a great setting for a werewolf story because most of the people in the story believe in werewolves! The author does a great job of hide and seek with the clues and the reader cannot be sure if the [...]

    17. This was a solid series overall. It seemed that the last two books weren't as strong. Perhaps it was just me and that I read them too close together. Maybe if I had spaced them out, I would have enjoyed the last two books better.I think my problem with this book was that it took me a bit to get into it. Once the action started, it was non-stop to the very end. I highly recommend this series.

    18. I was unsure of how I would feel about this book, since I thought the 4th installment wasn't as strong. And while I don't know that anything will top the first book, this one was excellent. I loved it. There is so much going on and so many characters. There is definitely not a lot of downtime in this one. I wish we didn't have to wait so long for these to be translated into English!

    19. I never know how to rate these kinds of books that are not particularly well-written or clever, but are fun to read for other reasons. how do you award stars - based on how much you enjoyed yourself reading it? or based on what you think the book rates on a more academic or objective scale?

    20. This book started out like a house on fire but eventually got a little tedious. It does redeem itself at the end which I thought summed up everything satisfactorily. I expected the book to be scary, however, it was not.

    21. A perfect combination of history, mystery, horor, family bonding, action, suspense and a great work done by the author. Fortunatelly 'The Werewolf of Bamberg' is not the end of the great series.

    22. I enjoyed this trip through 17th century Germany. It had a well constructed plot and was chock full of interesting historical details (hangmen often were healers as well, in part to dull the pain of impending executions; hangmen's jobs often were hereditary; persecutions such as witches' trials were often ways that ambitious families displaced more important families, with well aimed accusations of evildoing), and created an interesting kaleidoscope of characters.My only hesitation was the amate [...]

    23. Potzsch's Hangman's Daughter series is great fun. The stories offer what certainly sounds like a realistic view of life in 1600's Germany. The Kuisl family are outcasts in Schongau society because the patriarch, Jacob, is the town executioner. His trade is seen as necessary but dishonorable. Of course, those who consider him most dishonorable are the ones who most frequently avail themselves of his medical talents. At any rate, Jacob is perhaps the most appealing character in the series, alongsi [...]

    24. I loved every one of the Hangman's Daughter books. I probably enjoyed the first two books the most. The Werewolf of Bamberg was much like the older books in the series and a fun mystery to read but I did not read it excitedly and hurriedly like the older stories. I think I wasn't as in to this book because Jakob Kuisl (the Hangman) is getting older so he was not as formidable a protagonist as he once seemed. I also didn't really like Magdalena's younger sister's romance subplot as much as I enjo [...]

    25. Fortunately I decided to read the series in order, August 11, 2017This review is from: The Werewolf of Bamberg (US Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale Book 5) (Kindle Edition)This is the title which attracted me to the Hangman's Daughter series of historical mysteries and adventures. Fortunately I decided to read the series in order. If I had begun with this one it may have been a while before or even if I read the others. This one is just not the same quality plotting and writing as the first [...]

    26. I'm done. To anyone who has begun or continued this series because of me, I apologise. I do not know if it's the translation, the cultural differences, or just poor writing, but the only reason I even read this one is because I had already purchased it. This family is so dysfunctional it defies explanation, the writing is filled with "and he knew, then, who the killer was, but stood quietly and smirked while all around him demanded answers", and the characters are so buffoonish they become caric [...]

    27. There is a lot of intrigue in Bamberg, Germany, when Jakob Kuisl, the hangman of Schongau, and his family visit Bamberg for the wedding of Jakob's brother, Barthalolmaus. The brothers are estranged and have not seen each other in 40 years. Jakob's daughter, Magdalena (married with two sons) convinces her father it is time the brother made amends.Bamberg is full of intrigue: murders and missing persons, a priest who may be possessed, werewolf sightingsJakob has to get involved, especially after h [...]

    28. As usual, I absolutely devoured a book in this series! It has nonstop action, fantastic characters, and stories so interesting I never want it to end. The research done for this book was obviously extensive and because of the melding of history and plain great storytelling, this series is truly one of my favorites.In this book, the Kuisls have traveled to attend the wedding of the hangman's brother. Of course when they get to the town of Bamberg, there is a mystery to be solved. This one brings [...]

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