It's 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever -- or whatever -- the killer might be. He'll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who's recently stumbled into town. Though they're after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs.
In a time when life is cheap and secrets run rampant, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and re
Devil in the Countryside is about the most famous werewolf investigation in history. It's 1588, the height of the Reformation, and the Catholics and Protestants are at each others' throats, vying for power over the Holy Roman Empire. A killer dubbed the Werewolf of Bedburg is on the loose, and it's up to a cold investigator named Heinrich Franz to find out who—or what—the killer is. Meanwhile, the investigator enlists the help of a strange hunter who’s stumbled into town, and a priest and young girl try to keep the peace among the frightened townsfolk.
Together, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and religious landscape of 16th century Germany, fighting to keep their sanity—and their lives.