The Ludwig Conspiracy

The Ludwig Conspiracy

A Historical Thriller

Book - 2013
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In 1886, Ludwig II, the fairytale king of Bavaria, was deposed after being declared insane by doctors who had never met him. He died mysteriously soon thereafter, his eccentric and beautiful castles his only legacy. 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. 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?
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2013
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547740102
Branch Call Number: F POT NVD
Characteristics: 435 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea


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Nov 14, 2015

A good, action-filled mystery around the death of Ludwig ll.
The author used historical facts interwoven into the story and I learned things I was not aware of before.

Nov 02, 2014

Fantastic! Very well written. A great historical thriller.

Jun 29, 2014

I have read all but the latest "Hangman's Daughter" series and like them a lot so when I saw this by the same author I thought it would be worth my while to read it. On a scale of 1-10, I would give this a 6.5 . It isn't as good as I hoped for but it is definitely better than I thought it would be after the slow start. If you aren't a person who likes historical/period stories, I would stay away from this book. If, on the other hand, you like this sort of storyline, it is definitely worthwhile. Potzsch explains his references in the book to Ludwig really well so you don't have to know Bavarian history to enjoy the book. I would definitely recommend it.

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