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Michael Jecks

Autor(a) de The Last Templar

56+ Works 6,431 Membros 126 Críticas 15 Favorited

About the Author

Michael Jecks was born in Surrey, United Kingdom in 1960. He worked as a computer salesman for thirteen years before becoming a full-time author of medieval murder mysteries. His first book, The Last Templar, was published in 1994. Most of his books are either based on Dartmoor legends or on actual mostrar mais events recorded in Coroner's Rolls or the Crown Pleas of the Devon Eyre. He writes the Knights Templar series as well as The Medieval Murderers with Bernard Knight, Ian Morsen, Susannah Gregory, and Phillip Gooden. In 2007, his twenty-first novel, The Death Ship of Dartmouth was short-listed for the Theakston's Old Peculier prize for the best crime novel of the year. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Also writes as the Medieval Murderers with Ian Morson, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden and C.J. Sansom


Obras por Michael Jecks

The Last Templar (1995) 695 exemplares
The Merchant's Partner (1995) 398 exemplares
A Moorland Hanging (1996) 317 exemplares
The Crediton Killings (1997) 306 exemplares
The Abbot's Gibbet (1998) 254 exemplares
The Leper's Return (1998) 252 exemplares
The Tainted Relic (2005) 245 exemplares
Belladonna at Belstone (1999) 217 exemplares
Squire Throwleigh's Heir (1999) 211 exemplares
The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker (2000) 197 exemplares
The Sticklepath Strangler (2001) 192 exemplares
The Tournament of Blood (2001) 183 exemplares
The Mad Monk of Gidleigh (2002) 182 exemplares
The Templar's Penance (2003) 173 exemplares
The Devil's Acolyte (2002) 169 exemplares
The Death Ship of Dartmouth (2006) 161 exemplares
The Tolls of Death (2004) 159 exemplares
The Chapel of Bones (2004) 159 exemplares
The Traitor of St Giles (2000) 157 exemplares
The Butcher of St Peter's (2005) 151 exemplares
The Outlaws of Ennor (2004) 148 exemplares
A Friar's Bloodfeud (2006) 144 exemplares
The Malice of Unnatural Death (2006) 135 exemplares
The Prophecy of Death (2008) 130 exemplares
Dispensation of Death (2007) 129 exemplares
The King of Thieves (2008) 107 exemplares
The Oath (2010) 104 exemplares
No Law in the Land (2009) 104 exemplares
The Bishop Must Die (2009) 88 exemplares
King's Gold (2011) 86 exemplares
City of Fiends (2012) 58 exemplares
Fields of Glory (1600) 44 exemplares
Templar's Acre (2013) 43 exemplares
Rebellion's Message (2016) 28 exemplares
Blood on the Sand (2015) 26 exemplares
Blood of the Innocents (2016) 17 exemplares
A Murder Too Soon (2017) 14 exemplares
Act of Vengeance (2012) 14 exemplares
A Missed Murder (2018) 13 exemplares
The Dead Don't Wait (2019) 11 exemplares
Pilgrim's War (2018) 9 exemplares
Death Comes Hot (2020) 8 exemplares
The Knights Templar Collection (2015) 6 exemplares
The Moorland Murderers (2021) 4 exemplares
No One Can Hear You Scream (2016) 4 exemplares
The Merchant Murderers (2022) 4 exemplares
Portrait of a Murder (2023) 3 exemplares
Murdering the Messenger (2023) 2 exemplares
A Case of Asylum 2 exemplares
VRAJITOREA 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits (2001) — Contribuidor — 149 exemplares
Sword of Shame (2006) — Autor — 146 exemplares
The Lost Prophecies (2008) — Autor — 140 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
House of Shadows (2007) — Autor — 125 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits (2003) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
King Arthur's Bones (2009) — Autor — 115 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunnits (2006) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Nevermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Murder Most Medieval: Noble Tales of Ignoble Demises (2000) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Sacred Stone (2010) — Autor — 61 exemplares
The Deadliest Sin (2014) — Autor — 34 exemplares
The Sinking Admiral (2016) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science (2011) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Murder Most Catholic: Divine Tales of Profane Crimes (2002) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Motives for Murder (2016) 20 exemplares
Green for Danger (2003) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
ID: Crimes of Identity (2006) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Crime on the Move (2005) — Prefácio — 4 exemplares
Royal Blood: A HWA Short Story Collection (2020) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
By the Sword: A HWA Short Story Collection (2020) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Surrey, England, UK
Locais de residência
Devon, England, UK
Jane Conway-Gordon
Nota de desambiguação
Also writes as the Medieval Murderers with Ian Morson, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden and C.J. Sansom



Jack o’nine lives!

Jack, Jack, Jack! In between playing the gallant (in his own eyes more likely than not), escaping various complications he’s unwittingly set in motion, being a self confessed man of great appeal to the ladies, and the assassin for John Blount, (who works for Elizabeth) … well, there’s never a dull moment!
Jack more falls into situations than by any shrewd planning, and then has the devil’s own luck when pulling his irons out of the fire.
He’s moved into a new neighbourhood to escape the dunning of the tavern keeper Pudge who had provided food and drink for a party Jack didn’t throw. More complications!
Attending church (as one did in those days of Mary Tudor’s reign) Jack spies a lovely lady, Rachael Nailor, and fortuitously she arranges to meet with him. Only it’s not his charm she’s drawn to, oh no! She works for Elizabeth and Jack has been ordered to accompany her on a trip to France. Now we know after his last adventures away from London, Jack doesn't want to leave his beloved city, ever!
He’s going, that is until the lovely Rachael is found with her throat slit in the vestry of the church she’d supposedly gone to meet Jack. More trouble for him!
Well it’s downhill from here on for our anti hero, until the fog clears and Jack ‘o’nine lives’ once more walks clear.
Another, almost nonsensical couple of weeks in the life of our comic anti hero Black Jack!

A Severn House ARC via NetGalley.
Many thanks to the author and publisher.
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eyes.2c | Sep 24, 2023 |
Some authors are able to write historical fiction in which characters' thoughts and actions are period-typical without the narrative voice reproducing and/or endorsing sexist or misogynist logics itself.

Michael Jecks is not one of them.
siriaeve | 1 outra crítica | Sep 18, 2023 |
A few days after Squire Roger of Throwleigh dies his five year old son and heir also dies. Was he run over by a horse and cart in a traffic accident or was there a more sinister cause?

The usual twisty fun with a solution I didn't see coming. The author's afterword sounds as if he'd been receiving complaints about how authentic or not his linguistic choices are. I have no complaints on that score, but there are a lot of typos.
Robertgreaves | 2 outras críticas | Sep 2, 2023 |
A goldsmith from London who retired to Crediton with his daughter after the death of his wife has been found murdered and his daughter and bottler knocked unconscious. In the meantime anti-leper sentiment is growing in the town, with the potential for rioting not far away.

Another intriguing puzzle mixed with interesting period detail - particularly with regard to lepers. I couldn't help but think "These people have no idea what is heading their way in 25 years."
Robertgreaves | 2 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2023 |



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