Books by Oliver Pötzsch

THE PLAY OF DEATH by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Pötzsch's (The Castle of Kings, 2016, etc.) sixth tale from the Hangman's Daughter series chronicles another provocative mystery in an uncommon setting."
In the shadow of Bavaria's Kofel Mountain, "that old demon," Venetian dwarves, family rivalries, xenophobia, and greed make a witch's brew of murders. Read full book review >
THE CASTLE OF KINGS by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Combine Princess Bride with Germanic history circa 1500, add a dash of Lord of the Rings, and there's a week of good fun in this 600-page-plus tome."
As the early-16th-century Peasants' War tears Palatinate Germany apart, Pötzsch (The Werewolf of Bamber, 2015, etc.) follows a young noblewoman's epic quest, sparked by a signet ring once owned by the legendary Barbarossa—Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor. Read full book review >
THE WEREWOLF OF BAMBERG by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Occasionally ham-fisted, but good fun overall."
Someone or something is chomping on the good burgers of Bamberg, and it's up to executioner-turned-detective Jakob Kuisl to figure out the whys and wherefores. Read full book review >
THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Fans of bookish European fiction will enjoy this, the too abundant Dan Brown-ian motions notwithstanding."
Who was that Cowled Man? Austrian novelist Pötzsch serves up an ambitious though familiar tale of Mad King Ludwig. Read full book review >
THE BEGGAR KING by Oliver Pötzsch
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Think The Name of the Rose meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and you're part of the way there. A reasonably good historical thriller but without much that makes it stand out above a crowded field."
Latest installment in the Hangman's Daughter series by best-selling Bavarian phenom Pötzsch. Read full book review >