The Werewolf of Bamberg (The Hangman’s Daughter, # 5)

3/5 stars

The Werewolf of Bamberg (The Hangman’s Daughter, # 5) by Oliver Pötzsch

Now I remember why I keep coming back…

I started reading The Werewolf of Bamberg and was quickly reminded that the translations of these books suck. I had to ask myself, why do like these stories so much?

By the end I’d figured it out.

I keep coming back to the Hangman’s Daughter stories because I love that I can never guess the ending! All the stories–this latest included–are fun mysteries wrapped up in gruesomely-authentic settings. A hangman. Medieval medicine, religion, and lifestyle. Torture. There’s always at least enough awesome to keep me turning pages.

By the end, the lame German-to-English translation doesn’t even bother me. It actually became oddly endearing…

Good fun, but would be so much better with a better translation.

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