Astrid Fritz

HANGMAN’S ALLEY

The year is 1417. The body of a young woman is found in the shadows of Hangman’s Alley. Her skull has been brutally bludgeoned and her face bears strange markings, with reddened cheeks and a false mole on her chin. Serafina, wife of doctor Achaz, investigates the murder of the rich merchant’s daughter and begins to suspect the dead woman’s resentful maid. Another clue soon follows. Serafina’s brother, meanwhile, is hatching nefarious plans of his own while the town’s apothecary, Jonas, intends to shut down his charity for paupers. In her fifth case Serafina has her work cut out…

Astrid Fritz

Astrid Fritz

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

 

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