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   Die elfte Jungfrau.

Die elfte Jungfrau.

Author: Schacht, Andrea Set In . . .
 Europe, Germany, Cologne
Genre: Other
Time Frame: None
Description: 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 … Press Press comments on Andrea Schacht's Beguine novels ""Gripping to the last line – you'll love Almut!"" BILD ""Well worth reading! The characters have been created with affection, and the story is really absorbing."" Kölnische Rundschau ""A racy historical detective story with a lot of humour!"" Die Bunte ""Unputdownable!"" Echo der Frau ""A novel full of affection, sympathy, confused monks and a heroine with a razor-sharp mind. A pleasure to read!"" BILD Author Andrea Schacht, born in 1956, worked for a long time as industrial engineer and as a management consultant before giving in to her childhood dream of becoming a writer. Following the success of her novels 'The Dark Mirror' and 'The Work of the She-Devil', this is the fourth historical Cologne novel with the sharp-tongued Almut as the leading character.
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