The Beggar King by Oliver Pötzsch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the third book in this series and one of the more exciting. Jakob Kuisl received a letter from his sister in Regensburg asking him to come because she was terribly ill. He arrived only to find her gruesomely murdered. He was then arrested and framed for her murder. While he languished in jail awaiting his own torture by the Regensburg hangman, his daughter, Magdalena, and her friend, Simon come to help him. Fortunately for Jakob, the hangman had pity on him and believed him innocent.
In this book, Magdalena, with the help of Simon, is the active partner in the mystery. She becomes involved with an underground bunch of beggars with their own organization in the city. There are a whole lot of other colorful characters who both help and hinder her in finding the truth.
I found that this book had the most interesting characters and the most action. It was a clever plot and I enjoyed it very much.
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