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Pötzsch, Oliver

Overview
Works: 87 works in 310 publications in 17 languages and 6,872 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PT2676.O895, 833.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Oliver Pötzsch
The hangman's daughter by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

76 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1659: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead, marked by the same tattoo, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town's physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed. A brilliantly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller, The Hangman's Daughter is the first novel from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendent of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan
The dark monk : a hangman's daughter tale by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The beggar king : a hangman's daughter tale by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1662. Alpine village hangman Jakob Kuisl receives a letter from his sister calling him to the imperial city of Regensburg, where a gruesome sight awaits him: her throat has been slit. Arrested and framed for the murder, Kuisl faces first-hand the torture he's administered himself for years. Jakob's daughter, Magdalena, and a young medicus named Simon hasten to his aid. With the help of an underground network of beggars, a beer-brewing monk, and an Italian playboy, they discover that behind the false accusation is a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire
The Ludwig Conspiracy : a historical thriller by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an encoded diary about Ludwig, the fairytale king of Bavaria who was declared insane and died mysteriously soon thereafter, falls into his hands, rare book dealer Steven Lukas is forced to go on the run as he becomes the target of Ludwig's deranged modern-day followers
The Poisoned Pilgrim : a Hangman's Daughter tale by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1666, Magdalena, the hangman's daughter, and her physician husband arrive at Andechs Abbey where they, along with Jakob Kuisl, the hangman of Schongau, set out to find the mysterious Brother Virgilius, a monk, watchmaker and inventor who disappeared after creating an eerie automata
The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her husband Simon travel to the town of Bamberg. But what was planned as a family vacation soon becomes a nightmare: a murderer in Bamberg is leaving the severed limbs of victims in the trash outside the city. When rumors quickly spread that the deaths are the work of a werewolf, Jakob must prove the superstition wrong and embarks on a search for the 'devil of Bamberg'"--Amazon.com
The castle of kings by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic tale of murder, treachery, bravery, and love In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend who she can never marry due to his low birth status. But when a rogue knight attacks Agnes and Mathis shoots the knight to save her, the two are forced to go on the run together, into the midst of the raging Peasants' War. Over the next two years, as Agnes and Mathis travel the countryside, they are each captured by and escape from various factions of the war, participate in massive battles, make new friends both noble and peasant, and fall in love. Meanwhile, Agnes's falcon finds a mysterious ring, and Agnes begins having strange, but seemingly meaningful dreams. Dreams that lead the two lovers to revelations about their place in the world and in the emerging German states. With The Castle of Kings, Oliver Potzsch has written a historical yarn that calls to mind Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth and Bernard Cornwell's Agincourt."
The hangman's daughter : a historical novel by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1659: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead, marked by the same tattoo, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town's physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed
The Ludwig conspiracy by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The accidental discovery of an encoded diary by antiquarian bookseller Steven Lukas contains a deadly secret that links his fate to the tragic end of the 19th Century Fairytale King, Ludwig II of Bavaria. Steven consults with art historian Sara Lengfeld. Soon they find themselves on the run together, investigating each of Ludwig's three castles for clues as to just what in that ancient diary could be so explosive as to be worth killing and even dying for
The dark monk : a hangman's daughter tale by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1660: winter has settled thick over a sleepy village in the Bavarian Alps, ensuring that every farmer and servant is indoors the night a parish priest discovers he's been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength to scratch a cryptic sign in the frost. Following a trail of riddles, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his headstrong daughter Magdalena, and the town physician's son team up with the priest's aristocratic sister to investigate. What they uncover will lead them back to the Crusades, unlocking a troubled history of internal church politics and sending them on a chase for a treasure of the Knights Templar. But they're not the only ones after the legendary fortune
The castle of kings by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic tale of murder, treachery, bravery, and love In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend who she can never marry due to his low birth status. But when a rogue knight attacks Agnes and Mathis shoots the knight to save her, the two are forced to go on the run together, into the midst of the raging Peasants' War.Over the next two years, as Agnes and Mathis travel the countryside, they are each captured by and escape from various factions of the war, participate in massive battles, make new friends both noble and peasant, and fall in love. Meanwhile, Agnes's falcon finds a mysterious ring, and Agnes begins having strange, but seemingly meaningful dreams. Dreams that lead the two lovers to revelations about their place in the world and in the emerging German states. With The Castle of Kings, Oliver Potzsch has written a historical yarn that calls to mind Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth and Bernard Cornwell's Agincourt."--
The beggar king : a hangman's daughter tale by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1662. Alpine village hangman Jakob Kuisl receives a letter from his sister calling him to the imperial city of Regensburg, where a gruesome sight awaits him: her throat has been slit. Arrested and framed for the murder, Kuisl faces first-hand the torture he's administered himself for years. Jakob's daughter, Magdalena, and a young medicus named Simon hasten to his aid. With the help of an underground network of beggars, a beer-brewing monk, and an Italian playboy, they discover that behind the false accusation is a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire. Chock-full of historical detail, The Beggar King brings to vibrant life another tale of an unlikely hangman and his tough-as-nails daughter, confirming Pötzsch's mettle as a writer to watch
The poisoned pilgrim by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1666: Two monks at the monastery of Andechs experiment with cutting-edge technology, including a method of deflecting the lightning that has previously set the monastery ablaze. When one of the monks disappears and his lab is destroyed, foul play is suspected. Who better to investigate than the famed hangman Jakob Kuisl?
The werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena and her husband Simon are traveling to the town of Bamberg. But what was planned as a family vacation soon becomes a nightmare; there is a murderer in Bamberg leaving the severed limbs victims in the trash outside the city. When rumors quickly spread that the murders are the work of a werewolf Jakob Kuisl must prove the superstition wrong and embarks on a search for the "devil of Bamberg."
Book of the night : the black musketeers by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thrilling adventure by bestselling author Oliver Pötzsch, thirteen-year-old Lukas has been trained as a swordsman by his father, a nobleman who was once a famed Musketeer. When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft spread across the land, Lukas's life is forever changed. He flees his home and vows to find his missing sister. Surviving as an outcast, Lukas encounters thieves and mercenaries, a strange astrologer, and a master swordsman. He also meets three other fencers--Giovanni, Paulus, and Jerome. Each brings a special talent to their team that leads them to the Black Musketeers, the best fighters in the army. But living with the black-armored Musketeers is nothing like they imagined. In his quest to find his sister, Lukas learns of a legendary book that holds powerful magic. As he fights to keep the Book of the Night out of the hands of his greatest enemy, Lukas discovers the secrets of his own family and what it really means to be a Musketeer
Knight Kyle and the magic silver lance : adventures beyond Dragon Mountain by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond the great forest and towering Dragon Mountain lies Fairyland, a land of elves and trolls, dragons and giants, magicians and fairies. And in one corner, Fairyland East, lives Knight Kyle. Kyle's great-grandfather once possessed a silver lance that, according to legend, gave its owner invincible power. The lance is now missing, and Kyle is always looking for it, but so are his worst enemies: the robber Rasputin and the evil magician Balduin. Luckily, Kyle has the help of his friends, including Lady Constance (who is as brave as a dragon), Dragobert (who really is a dragon), Elf Aurin (whose harp playing, unfortunately, puts Kyle to sleep), and Prince Nepomuk (who protects his friends and his wardrobe at all times). Almost every day they find themselves in a new amazing adventure..."--Page 4 of cover
Knight Kyle and the magic silver lance by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the great forest and towering Dragon Mountain lies fairyland, a land of elves and trolls, dragons and giants, magicians and fairies. And in one corner, Fairyland East, lives Knight Kyle. Kyle's great-grandfather once possessed a silver lance that, according to legend, gave its owner invincible power. The lance is now missing, and Kyle is always looking for it, but so are his worst enemies: the robber Rasputin and the evil magician Balduin. Luckily, Kyle has the help of his friends, including Lady Constance, Dragobert, Elf Aurin, and Prince Nepomuk. Almost every day they find themselves in a new amazing adventure
Die Schwarzen Musketiere - das Buch der Nacht by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of the night : the black musketeers by Oliver Pötzsch( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen year old Lukas has been trained as a swordsman by his father, a nobleman who was once a famed Musketeer. When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft spread across the land, Lukas's life is forever changed. He flees his home and vows to find his missing sister
Die Burg der Könige historischer Roman by Oliver Pötzsch( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The hangman's daughter
Alternative Names
Ao li fo Pu ci 1970-

Ao li fu Po qi 1970-

Aolifo-Puci 1970-

Aolifu-Poqi 1970-

Ol li peo Poe chi 1970-

Oliver Pötzsch Duits schrijver

Oliver Pötzsch German writer, screenwriter and journalist

Oliver Pötzsch scrittore e sceneggiatore tedesco

Ollipeo-Poechi 1970-

Peč, Oliver 1970-

Pečs, Olivers 1970-

Pëtč, Oliver 1970-

Pʹoč, Oliver 1970-

P'oech'i, Ollip'ŏ 1970-

Poqi, Aolifu 1970-

Puci, Aolifo 1970-

Олівер Пьотч

푀치, 올리버

オリヴァー・ペチュ

ペチュ, オリヴァー

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The hangman's daughter : a historical novel