The Dark Monk

The Dark Monk

A Hangman's Daughter Tale

Book - 2012
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A follow-up to the internationally best-selling The Hangman's Daughter traces the 1648 investigation by hangman Jakob Kuisl, his headstrong daughter and the town physician into the poisoning murder of a priest whose demise is precariously linked to the Crusades and the Knights Templar treasure.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
ISBN: 9780547807683
Characteristics: xvii, 463 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Chadeayne, Lee


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Nov 06, 2015

A very interesting approach. The author is using his ancestors in the area where they lived and creating a story around them. Plus I enjoy period pieces where I can learn about another age.

Nov 22, 2012

I like this book a lot. The author keeps you interested almost all the way through (though the beginning is a bit slow).

Great story, many predictable twists, a few not so predictable. Keeps one on their toes.

Love the character development.

As a "gamer" (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 1st Edition) I find myself comparing "fantasy" stories to game adventure settings and how well the characters in the story would translate to such a setting.

The more or the better they would move over, the better the character development in my opinion.

In this situation, I would say that I could easily transfer these main characters from the story to a game adventure setting. Very good character development indeed.

Nov 02, 2012

Not as good as the prequel, The Hangman's Daughter, but still a good read. It is very much like Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. But if you like murder mysteries and light historical fiction, you'll probably enjoy this book.

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