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The Ludwig Conspiracy

A Historical Thriller

By Oliver author. Pötzsch

Ludwig II, the Fairy-tale King of Bavaria, is today remembered for his beautiful castles—popular tourist destinations that inspired the Disney Castle, but whose origins were much more fantastical than anything Disney could dream up. Also known as the Mad King, Ludwig was deposed in 1886 after being declared insane by doctors who had never met him. He promptly died—mysteriously drowned in waist-deep water—his eccentric castles his only legacy.

Master of historical suspense Oliver Pötzsch brings the Mad King back to life in The Ludwig Conspiracy. An encoded diary by one of Ludwig’s confidants falls into the hands of modern-day rare book dealer Steven Lukas, who soon realizes that the diary may bring him more misery than money. Others want the diary as well—and they will kill to get it. Lukas teams up with a beautiful art detective, Sara Lengfeld, to investigate each of Ludwig’s three famous castles for clues to crack the diary’s code as mysterious thugs and Ludwig’s fanatical followers chase them at every step. Just what in the diary could be so explosive?

Combining contemporary mystery and a gripping historical saga and centered on an ingenious code that can be cracked only with a combination of modern computers and nineteenth-century texts, The Ludwig Conspiracy is a bold new thriller from the best-selling author of The Hangman’s Daughter series.

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Format: Book
Author: Pötzsch, Oliver author.
Summary: When an encoded diary about Ludwig, the fairytale king of Bavaria who was declared insane and died mysteriously soon thereafter, falls into his hands, rare book dealer Steven Lukas is forced to go on the run as he becomes the target of Ludwig's deranged modern-day followers.
Title: The Ludwig Conspiracy : a historical thriller / Oliver Pötzsch ; translated from German by Anthea Bell.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Subject: Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, 1845-1886 -- Fiction. Diaries -- Fiction Conspiracies -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780547740102 0547740107
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Format: Book
Author: Pötzsch, Oliver author.
Summary: When an encoded diary about Ludwig, the fairytale king of Bavaria who was declared insane and died mysteriously soon thereafter, falls into his hands, rare book dealer Steven Lukas is forced to go on the run as he becomes the target of Ludwig's deranged modern-day followers.
Title: The Ludwig Conspiracy : a historical thriller / Oliver Pötzsch ; translated from German by Anthea Bell.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Description: xxii, 435 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Subjects: Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, 1845-1886 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Diaries -- Fiction
Subjects: Conspiracies -- Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Other Author: Bell, Anthea translator.
Other Title: Ludwig Verschwörung. English
Notes: Translation of: Ludwig Verschwörung.
LCCN: 2013026948
ISBN: 9780547740102
ISBN: 0547740107
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Call Number: M Potzsch