Michael Jecks (* 1960 in Surrey) ist ein britischer Autor historischer Kriminalromane.
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When the mutilated body of midwife and healer Agatha Kyteler is discovered in a hedge one frozen wintry morning, it at first appears the lack of clues will render the crime unsolvable — until a frightened local youth inexplicably flees his village and a hue and cry is raised. Sir Baldwin Furnshill, once a Knight Templar, however, has doubts about the boy’s guilt, and enlists friend and bailiff of Lydford Castle, Simon Puttock, in the hunt for a murderer.
Band 2 der Serie. “The plot is excellent. Just when you think you’ve got it sussed, there are new twists and turns. The ending too is unexpected.” (Leser) (36 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 387 Seiten noch günstig?
Cold-blooded murder has transformed Simon Puttock’s official obligation into something horrid — and he will need the able assistance of his friend, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, to draw a criminal out. A former Knight Templar, Sir Baldwin knows much of duty and servitude — and of evil freely indulged in the name of godliness or greed. Now justice must be served,even if their search exposes extortion, foul corruption,rule by fear…and killers willing — even eager — to shed more blood.
Band 3 der Serie. “The story starts off at a gentle pace and gradually gathers momentum. There is some great story telling by Michael Jecks, with lots of twists and turns in the plot and excellent dialogue between the characters.” (Leser) (29 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 388 Seiten noch günstig?
The arrival of the eminent Bishop of Exeter to the small Devonshire town of Crediton—coupled with the unwanted appearance of a particularly unsavory band of mercenary soldiers—has made life exceedingly difficult for Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford, and ex-Knight Templar Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace. But it is the grim discovery of the body of a young girl hidden in a chest that unleashes a village-wide plague of fear and suspicion. Stemming the chaos may be beyond the powers of two dedicated upholders of the law.
Band 4 der Serie. “This book holds your attention and, as an added bonus, is filled with interesting historical detail. Highly recommended over a tankard of Ale.” (Leser) (33 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 401 Seiten noch günstig?
With scores of merchants streaming into Devon to participate in the Tavistock fair of 1319, a goodly amount of unlawful activity is expected. No one, however, anticipates a murder. The guests of Abbot Robert Champeaux, former Knight Templar Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford, have been asked by their host to investigate the grisly discovery of a headless corpse by a local butcher. Hunting a killer in the din and bustle of the fair could prove a daunting task, especially with the victim’s identity a mystery.
Band 5 der Serie. “There is a marvellous description of hunting with dogs, showing the excitement and feel of the chase which is one of the best descriptions I have ever read and brings the whole scene to life.” (Leserin) (22 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 416 Seiten noch günstig?
With civil war looming, tensions are high in the town of Crediton—and the foul murder of a local gold merchant and assault on his daughter merely feed the flames. Keeper of the King’s Peace and former Knight Templar, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, and his partner, Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford, must find the culprit and resist the temptation to quickly condemn the most obvious suspect.
Band 6 der Serie. “Murder, mayhem, adultery, leprosy, violence, sex, romance, courtship, humour. All part of life in Medieval Crediton as Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his buddy Simon Puttock try to make sense of the clues in this latest murder mystery from Michael Jecks.” (Leser) (34 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 416 Seiten noch günstig?