A knights templar mystery (By sequence number)

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The Templar's Penance

The Templar's Penance


Michael JECKS

ISBN: 9781472219763
Year of publication: 2014

Michael Jecks THE TEMPLARS PENANCE 2003 To paraphrase P.G. Wodehouse This book is for the builder and his wife, without whose wine, food and conversation this book would have been finished in a third of the time. Thanks, Bob and Heather. About the Author Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on his writing. He is the founder of Medieval Murderers, has been Chairman of the Crime Writers Association, and helped create the Historical Writers Association. Keen to ...

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The Last Templar

The Last Templar


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 1995

Michael Jecks THE LAST TEMPLAR 1995 Prologue There was a subdued feeling in the crowd in front of the great cathedral of Notre Dame that morning, an air of tense expectancy, as if the people knew that this was not just another public humiliation of a criminal. It was more important even than an execution, and it seemed as if the people of Paris knew that the occasion would be remembered for centuries as they turned out in their thousands to come and see standing and waiting with the restless ...

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The Merchant’s Partner

The Merchant’s Partner


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 1995

Michael Jecks THE MERCHANTS PARTNER 1995 Chapter One It was not until much later, when winter had relaxed its grip and spring had touched the land with the fresh, yellow-green shades of renewal, that the feelings of horror and revulsion began to fade. The knight knew full well that they were not gone entirely but merely superseded for a time by the pragmatic concerns of the villagers. The beginning of a new year forced the killings out of peoples minds. Everyone was too busy for contemplation, ...

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A Moorland Hanging

A Moorland Hanging


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 1996

Michael Jecks A MOORLAND HANGING 1996 1 Clambering up the long, shallow gradient to the mass of rock at the summit, the last thing on Thomas Smyths mind was the man who was shortly to die. Smyth was concentrating solely on the dull pain of his strained muscles, and wondering how much farther he must go. Just before the last slope he had to pause to rest, his hands on his hips as he panted. It was becoming cooler as evening approached, a relief after the days searing heat. Glowering at the tor ...

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The Crediton Killings

The Crediton Killings


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 1997

Michael Jecks THE CREDITON KILLINGS 1997 1 When he halted his wagon, he grunted with the effort of clambering down from his perch, then winced as his sleeve caught on a splinter and the cloth ripped. The short, chubby man stood by his horse inspecting the tear disconsolately. That, for his wife, would be the last straw, he thought. Sensing her masters wandering attention, the horse dropped her head and began to crop the grass. The man glared at her the sound of stems being ripped drowned out the ...

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The Abbot's Gibbet

The Abbot's Gibbet


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 1998

Michael Jecks THE ABBOTS GIBBET 1998 Authors Note Most readers will be surprised to hear the town of Tavistock described as a port. It lies many miles from the north and south coasts of Devon, and the River Tavy is not deep enough to allow large ships to navigate so far nor was it in 1319. However in those days a port was not a coastal town, but any place where merchants could bring their goods to trade, and living in a port conferred attractive rights upon the town-dweller. He was invariably ...

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The Leper's Return

The Leper's Return


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 0

Michael Jecks THE LEPERS RETURN 1998 Authors Note It is often difficult to conduct research. The problem starts with a small area which seems easy enough to resolve, such as: Did houses in the early fourteenth century have glass in their windows but all too often, this start point brings up lots more questions and no answers. As an author, I often find myself becoming so involved in ensuring absolute accuracy that the search widens to an alarming extent. For instance, how did they melt glass How ...

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Squire Throwleigh’s Heir

Squire Throwleigh’s Heir


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 1998

Michael Jecks SQUIRE THROWLEIGHS HEIR 1998 Authors Note Historical novels present some unique problems for the author. A plot may form with great clarity and precision in the authors head books often more or less write themselves once the characters have been fleshed out but what sort of vocabulary should one use to tell a story, set like this one, in the 1300s English is an astonishingly rich language, with a fabulous bank of old or ancient words upon which an enterprising novelist can draw ...

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Belladonna at Belstone

Belladonna at Belstone


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 1999

Michael Jecks BELLADONNA AT BELSTONE 1999 Authors Note The village of Belstone sits high on the moors overlooking the deep valley that separates it from Cosdon, the massive hill that is visible from almost anywhere in northern Devon. I have known the area for years, for my brother and I visit it each New Years Day, and walk with wives and families down south to the moors. It was this year, 1999, that we went to walk down towards the stream, and while strolling among a heavy clitter, I mused it ...

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The Traitor of St Giles

The Traitor of St Giles


Michael JECKS

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Year of publication: 2000

Michael Jecks THE TRAITOR OF ST GILES 2000 For Jane Conway-Gordon, because without her help, advice, and occasional criticism, I would not be a writer. Many thanks Cast of Characters SirBaldwindeFurnshill The Keeper of the Kings Peace in Crediton, who is known as a shrewd investigator of crimes in his jurisdiction. He has a reputation for helping those who have been persecuted. Jeanne The widow of Ralph de Liddinstone has now married Baldwin. She has the nagging fear that her husband may be sent ...

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The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker

The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker


Michael JECKS

ISBN: 9
Year of publication: 2000

Michael Jecks THE BOY-BISHOPS GLOVEMAKER 2000 For Spike, Cathy, Jordan and Kristen, because without their help and printer Id never have got started. Its also for Fred Storm, the Blues Brother who lives on. Acknowledgements I have to thank too many people for their help in researching this book for me to be able to list them all, but some stand out for their specific assistance: My wife Jane, who patiently proofread this like so many of my other books, and pointed out all the little details Id ...

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The Tournament of Blood

The Tournament of Blood


Michael, JECKS

ISBN: 9781471126277
Year of publication: 2001

Michael Jecks THE TOURNAMENT OF BLOOD 2001 For Katie Marjorie Bond Jecks, with all a fathers love. Glossary Aketon A long-sleeved garment, of fustian or similar thick cloth, often padded with wool and sewn like a quilt, which was worn over the shirt but beneath the mail to protect a man-at-arms. outrance Fighting under conditions of war. In a tournament this meant using weapons of war: sharp sword, sharp lance, dagger and all other equipment including full armour. plaisance Fighting for show or ...

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The Sticklepath Strangler

The Sticklepath Strangler


Michael JECKS

ISBN: 9781471126253
Year of publication: 2001

Michael Jecks THE STICKLEPATH STRANGLER 2001 This book is for Shirley and Dartmoor Dave Denford, the blacksmith who dont do orses. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either a product of the authors imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, events or locales, is entirely coincidental. Cast of Characters Sir Baldwin de Furnshill The Keeper of the Kings Peace in Crediton, Baldwin has been marked by the injustice ...

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The Mad Monk of Gidleigh

The Mad Monk of Gidleigh


Michael JECKS

ISBN: 9781472219756
Year of publication: 2013

Michael Jecks THE MAD MONK OF GIDLEIGH 2002 For all at Caterham District Rifle Club, but especially my good friend Hugh Keitch. Good shooting About the Author Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on his writing. He is the founder of Medieval Murderers, has been Chairman of the Crime Writers Association, and helped create the Historical Writers Association. Keen to help new writers, for some years he organised the Debut Dagger competition, and is now organising ...

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The Templar

The Templar


Michael JECKS

ISBN: 9781472219763
Year of publication: 2014

Michael Jecks The Templars Penance Prologue It was an unnaturally cool morning in this part of northern Spain, when the youth who had got there first gave a whoop of triumph from the top of the rise which men called Montjoie, the Mountain of Joy. At least in those last moments before he died, the youngster knew absolute pleasure of a kind which he could never have known while slaving in the fields. He was only a damned peasant, after all, Gregory thought, watching him. He was an unprepossessing ...

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