Astrid Fritz studied Literature in Munich, Avignon and Freiburg. She worked as a technical editor and spent three years with her family in Santiago de Chile. Her historical novels, including The Witch of Freiburg, The Swindler and The Maiden and The Duchess, are consistent bestsellers. Fritz currently lives near Stuttgart. Find out more on www.astrid-fritz.de
THE WITCH HUNTER
Schlettstatt in Alsace, 1484. The grieving Susanna stands before her mother’s coffin at their home. Brother Heinrich, a papal inquisitor and prior of the local cloister, arrives to give solace and lavishes an almost fatherly attention on Susanna.
But soon his care mutates into obsession; Heinrich can’t let Susanna out of his sight. Susanne doesn’t know that Heinrich is on a quest as a papal inquisitor “to destroy the dangerous sect of the witches”. Far too late, Susanne realises that she has every right to be fearful of Heinrich...