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The Play of Death

(2017)
(The sixth book in the Hangman's Daughter series)
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The Play of Death is the sixth book in Hangman’s Daughter, the million-copy bestselling 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.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Play of Death (A Hangman's Daughter Tale)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-328-66208-X / 978-1-328-66208-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Play of Death (UK Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-4778-4831-2 / 978-1-4778-4831-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amazon Crossing
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : Audio CD

Title: The Play Of Death
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-72136-849-3 / 978-1-72136-849-5
Publisher: Brilliance Audio CD
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February 2019 : Audio CD

Title: The Play Of Death
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-72136-850-7 / 978-1-72136-850-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio MP3 CD
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May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Play of Death (A Hangman's Daughter Tale)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-5366-8266-7 / 978-1-5366-8266-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Play of Death, The (A Hangman's Daughter Tale)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
ISBN: 1-5366-8267-5 / 978-1-5366-8267-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Play of Death: The Hangman's Daughter, Book 6
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch, Lee Chadeayne - translator
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Play of Death: The Hangman's Daughter, Book 6
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch, Lee Chadeayne - translator
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Play of Death: The Hangman's Daughter, Book 6
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch, Lee Chadeayne - translator
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Play of Death: The Hangman's Daughter, Book 6
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch, Lee Chadeayne - translator
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Play of Death (UK Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale Book 6)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
Publisher: Amazon Crossing
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May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Play of Death (US Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale Book 6)
Author(s): Oliver Potzsch
Publisher: Amazon Crossing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA