Past Meetup

March Book Club Meeting, Alternative Meeting

This Meetup is past

14 people went

Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe

10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy · Columbia, MD

How to find us

We meet in the back of the restaurant.

Location image of event venue


Our March book is The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch.


Germany, 1659: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead, marked by the same tattoo, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town's physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed. A brilliantly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller, The Hangman's Daughter is the first novel from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendent of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan.

Since our discussion is held at the Nordstrom Market Cafe, I plan on enjoying breakfast during our discussion. Eating or drinking is optional but I certainly plan on enjoying something to eat and drink during our discussion. The Nordstrom Market Cafe is located on the second floor of Norstroms in the Columbia Mall.

Book Availability at the Howard Count Public Library

If you are an Amazon Prime member and you have a Kindle, you can download this book from free from the Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

The Probable Future is available for checkout at the Howard County Public Library. The Howard County Public Library has:

(4) Copies of the book.

(2) Copies of the book on CD.

Howard County Library Central Branch

10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy

Columbia, MD 21044


Branch Hours

Mon. - Thurs. 10 am - 9 pm

Fri. - Sat. 10 am - 6 pm