One word describes this book electrifying, at a time of deep religious unrest between Catholics and Protestants, witch hunts and werewolf hunts, these set the pace of this thrilling gruesome murder mystery, it also shows the law of the time as a quack, that uses torture as his tool for solving a crime. A glimpse of man's fickleness, their jealousy and even in the face of all this inevitable war brewing, true love was found but not without emotional and physical loss.
A Catholic father falling in love and a bishop involved in committing evil things to young men, this book was very entertaining and puzzling as to who done it. I did like Investigator Frantz way of doing things, he was hateful and cruel and a fat liar who chooses the easy way out but his character in no way detracted from the awesomeness of this book. It is amazing to think this was base on a true story, it has been a most interesting, gripping and enlightening read.