The Hangman's Daughter is the first novel in the Hangman's Daughter series by author Oliver Potzsch. When the bodies of two children are found with witches marks on them a local midwife is quickly identified as a suspect because she is thought to be a witch. Assigned to torture her Jakob Kuisl, the local hangman, believes her to be innocent but must act quickly if he is to uncover the real murderer, an action which will put him and his family in danger.
This book is set in Bavaria in 1659 and is a great historical yarn. It is obviously very well historically researched and this comes through in the book.