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The Resource The wolf trial, Neil Mackay

The wolf trial, Neil Mackay

Label
The wolf trial
Title
The wolf trial
Statement of responsibility
Neil Mackay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Inspired by an extraordinary true case—the first-ever documented account of a 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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10599269
Cataloging source
SALS
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1970-
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Mackay, Neil
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Serial murder investigation
  • Werewolves
  • Superstition
  • Religious fanaticism
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The wolf trial, Neil Mackay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on end pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057356267
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
v, 373 pages
Isbn
9781910449721
Lccn
2016438569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)931626549
Label
The wolf trial, Neil Mackay
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on end pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057356267
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
v, 373 pages
Isbn
9781910449721
Lccn
2016438569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)931626549

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