Praise for the Hangman's Daughter series:
""I loved every page, character, and plot twist of The Hangman’s Daughter, an inventive historical novel about a seventeenth-century hangman’s quest to save a witch—from himself."" —Scott Turow
""Swift and sure, compelling as any conspiracy theory, persuasive as any spasm of paranoia, The Dark Monk grips you at the base of your skull and doesn't let go."" —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Out of Oz
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? But as the hangman and his family attempt to solve the mystery of the missing monk, they must deal with both the mysterious denizens of the monastery and villagers who view the monks’ inventions as witchcraft that must be destroyed at all costs. The Poisoned Pilgrim is the thrilling fourth entry in the bestselling Hangman’s Daughter series, which has been described as ""swift and sure,"" ""darkly atmospheric,"" and ""a fascinating web of intrigue"" by fans such as Scott Turow, Katherine Neville, and Gregory Maguire.