Andrea Schacht: The Eleventh Virgin. Blanvalet Verlag (Paperback, c 1000 CE to c 1500, Germany)

The Eleventh Virgin

Novel

Original Title: Die elfte Jungfrau

original edition

Paperback, 560 pages, 11.5 x 18.3 cm, 4.5 x 7.2 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-36780-1
€ 9.99 [D] | € 10.30 [A] | CHF 14.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blanvalet

Date of publication: July 9, 2007
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Andrea  Schacht - The Eleventh Virgin
 
 
 

 

Cologne during carnival 1377.The atmosphere in the town before the beginning of Lent is lively and merry. But the young Beguine Almut Bossart is worried: there has been an increasing number of tragic accidents among the young women in the town.
When one of the novice nuns disappears, Almut has a terrible suspicion and starts looking into the matter. But there is no hope for the missing novice – it is not long before she is found dead with a broken neck. Almut, Father Ivo and the deaf and dumb Trine bring a horrific series of murders to light: they discover that ten virgins have already been killed in a similar manner.
In midst the carnival jollities, they come across a flourishing trade in relics. In the process, they uncover illicit sexual activities among clerics and a profane money-making business; they find unholy piety, evil slander and two-faced flattery; and they learn to distinguish between true and false obsession. But before they can tie all the ends together, young Trine gets into great danger …

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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