eBook-Tipp: Knights Templar Mystery – Weitere historische Krimis von Michael Jecks

Michael Jecks (* 1960 in Surrey) ist ein britischer Autor historischer Kriminalromane. Weitere Romane der Serie, diesmal aber aus einem anderen Verlag.

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The Last Templar

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

Paris, 1307. A Knight Templar weeps as he watches his friends, broken by torture, go to their deaths at the stake. Pope Clement has destroyed the Order, persuaded of corruption within it. All that remains is the desire for vengeance against those who defiled the Order’s name. Devon 1316. Simon Puttock is the newly appointed bailiff of Lydford Castle, but has little experience of violence. A charred body is found in a burned-out cottage, and only the new lord, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, deduces that the victim was dead before the fire began.

Band 1 der Serie. “I am a huge fan of Michael Jecks Templar series but have never read the very first story. It is brilliant and I would recommend it to crime and history readers alike. Jecks attention to historical detail is entertaining and interesting but doesn’t interrupt the flow of the plot.” (Leser) (110 Rezensionen / 3,7 Sterne), 387 Seiten noch günstig?

Squire Throwleigh’s Heir

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

Sir Baldwin is preparing for his marriage when he learns that a guest, Sir Roger, Squire of Throwleigh, has died. Herbert, only five years old, is heir. But his mother unfairly blames him for her husband’s death. Baldwin is concerned about the boy’s lack of protection. When Herbert is killed by a horse and cart in an apparent accident only days later, Baldwin and Simon suspect foul play.

Band 7 der Serie. “The story is very well plotted with twists right up to the last paragraph. There were plenty of suspects, each with a good motive. Jecks does a wonderful job of balancing the harshness of the period with the friendship of Baldwin and Simon.” (Leserin) (24 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 354 Seiten noch günstig?

Belladonna at Belstone

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

St. Mary’s Priory, situated on a bleak and miserable moor, is being torn apart by rumours and rivalries. Lady Elizabeth of Topsham, Prioress, struggles to maintain both her position and her community. Sister Margherita, her treasurer, has accused Elizabeth of lascivious disregard, claiming that she has given money needed for essential repairs to the new vicar – a man Lady Elizabeth often sees alone at night.

Band 8 der Serie. “Michael Jenks‘ descriptions paint an excellent picture of life in those days but I am relieved that the smells do not arise from the text.” (Leserin) (25 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 353 Seiten noch günstig?

The Traitor of St. Giles

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

1321 and Tiverton is preparing for the Feast of St Giles. Philip Dyne is in the church of St Peter’s, claiming sanctuary for murder. He agrees to abjure the realm, and sets off as a penitent. Sir Baldwin and Simon arrive at Sir Hugh de Courtenay’s castle at Tiverton, just as another body is found, that of Sir Gilbert of Carlisle, discovered near the decapitated body of Dyne.

Band 9 der Serie. “This series, with sir Baldwin and Simon, just gets better by the book! After each one, I find myself more and more drawn into their world and the events that unfold.” (Leser) (35 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 353 Seiten noch günstig?

The Boy-Bishop’s Glovemaker

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

1321. Simon and Baldwin are rewarded for their services in a previous investigation by a summons to Exeter over the Christmas period to receive prestigious gloves of honour from the Boy-Bishop. However, they learn that Ralph, the glovemaker, has been robbed and murdered. Soon after, a Secondary named Peter is poisoned at the cathedral. Suspicion falls on him, with many assuming that he killed Ralph and then committed suicide, but Simon and Baldwin are unconvinced.

Band 10 der Serie. “This novel is not only imformative it has a compelling narative and puts you right in the midst of Exeter at Christmas.” (Leser) (12 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 354 Seiten noch günstig?

The Tournament of Blood

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

Plans to host a tournament in the spring of 1322, gives moneylenders everywhere a golden opportunity. Many knights in Devon are already indebted to Benjamin Dudenay, and when a month before the festivities, he is found beaten to death, it is not in the least bit surprising. Simon and Baldwin must hurry to find the culprit, but then a carpenter commissioned to build the stands is killed in a similar fashion, leaving them with even more mysteries to solve…

Band 11 der Serie. “An interesting element was dealing with homosexuality in that Baldwin, a knight, former Templar and widely traveled, was much more tolerant than his friend Simon.” (Leserin) (35 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 386 Seiten noch günstig?

The Sticklepath Strangler

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

1322. Two girls find the skeleton of a 10 year old girl, who disappeared 6 years ago. Baldwin and Simon investigate, and learn that the villagers have been concealing a serial killer. Shocking evidence suggests that the killer could be a cannibal – perhaps even a sanguisuga (a vampire).

Band 12 der Serie. “This author always gives a great account of life in Medieval. You can smell the filth the people live in, feel the fleas nipping, smell the booze on breath.” (Leser) (23 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 386 Seiten noch günstig?

The Devil’s Acolyte

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

In Autumn 1322, it appears that history is repeating, with Abbot Robert discovering an empty wine barrel, and a body found upon the moors. It soon becomes clear that the wine isn’t the only thing missing from the abbey, and the body on the moor isn’t the last. When Baldwin and Simon investigate, they begin to question whether the legends of the past hold the key to the present turmoil.

Band 13 der Serie. “As always enjoyable and entertaining, yet gives a real deep and accurate portrayal of what ordinary life was like away from the maestrom of the Court and the aristocracy.” (Leser) (18 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 418 Seiten noch günstig?

The Oath

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

1326. In an England riven with conflict, knight and peasant alike find their lives turned upside downby the warring factions of Edward II, with his hated favourite, Hugh le Despenser, and Edward’s estranged queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer. Yet even in such times the brutal slaughter of an entire family, right down to a babe in arms, still has the power to shock.

Band 29 der Serie. “The Oath gives excellent insight into the troublesome year 1326 in England.” (Leser) (34 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 544 Seiten noch günstig?

City of Fiends

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

It’s 1327 and England is in turmoil. King Edward II has been removed from the throne and his son installed in his place. The old man’s rule had proved a disaster for the realm and many hope that his removal may mean the return of peace to England’s cities. Keeper of the King’s Peace Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock had been tasked with guarding Edward II, but they have failed in their task and now ride fast to Exeter to inform the sheriff of the old king’s escape.

Band 31 der Serie. “The plot is complex but not in a manner that confuses the reader; indeed the structure and narrative writing is so beautifuly crafted that it is hard to put it down, the end of each section pulling the reader into the next one. That will happen next? You really want to find out!” (Leser) (40 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 465 Seiten noch günstig?

Templar’s Acre

Historischer Krimi von Michael Jecks

The Holy Land, 1291.A war has been raging across these lands for decades. The forces of the Crusaders have been pushed back again and again by the Muslims and now just one city remains in Crusader control. That one city stands between the past and the future. One city which must be defended at all costs. That city is Acre. And into this battle where men will fight to the death to defend their city comes a young boy.

Band 32 der Serie. “Prequels tend to be disappointing so I feared the worst. How wrong could I have been, this right up there with the best. Great writing, great characters and non stop action from start to finish.” (Leser) (49 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 577 Seiten noch günstig?

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