The Hangman's Daughter

The Hangman's Daughter (original title in German: Die Henkerstochter) is a novel by Oliver Pötzsch. First published in Germany by Ullstein Verlag in 2008, it was translated into English and issued digitally under the AmazonCrossing imprint in 2010.[1] A paper edition was released in English by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2010. The characters continue in the sequels The Dark Monk (2009) (German: Die Henkerstochter und der schwarze Mönch), The Beggar King (2010) (German: Die Henkerstochter und der König der Bettler), The Poisoned Pilgrim (German: Der Hexer und die Henkerstochter) (2012), The Werewolf of Bamburg (2015) (German: Die Henkerstochter und der Teufel von Bamberg) and The Play of Death (2017) (German: Die Henkerstochter und das Spiel des Todes). The latest published novel in the series is The Council of Twelve (2018) (German: Die Henkerstochter und der Rat der Zwölf).

The Hangman's Daughter
AuthorOliver Pötzsch
Original titleDie Henkerstochter
TranslatorLee Chadeayne
IllustratorBen Gibson
SeriesThe Hangman's Daughter
GenreHistorical novel
PublisherUllstein Taschenbuch
Publication date
Published in English

The series had sold over 800,000 copies in all formats by the time the 4th title in the series was published in 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "Amazon Announces a Second Publishing Imprint Focused on Translating Foreign-Language Books into English". Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  2. ^ Trachtenberg, Jeffrey (18 March 2013). "Amazon to Speed Up Authors' Royalty Payments". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 August 2016.