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PUBLISHER: Freight Books
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781911332220
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 320
PUBLICATION DATE: June 15, 2017

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The Wolf Trial

By (author) Neil Mackay

Inspired by an extraordinary true case – the first-ever documented account of a convicted serial killer in world history.In the second half of the 16th century, Paulus Melchior, lawyer, academic and enlightened rationalist, travels with his young assistant, Willy Lessinger, to the isolated German town of Bideburg where local landowner, Peter Stumpf, is accused of brutally murdering dozens of people. A society still trapped in a medieval mindset, the townsfolk clamour for the killer to be tried as a werewolf. If their demands are met his blameless wife and children will also be executed in the most barbaric way imaginable as agents of Satan and creatures contaminated by wolf blood.Paulus and Willy must fight superstition, the cruelty of those who fear what they don’t understand, and a zealous church determined to retain its grip on the souls of Bideburg, in this compelling, utterly unforgettable, shocking tour de force.

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