Most widely held works by Michael Jecks
The tainted relic an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
"July 1100 and Jerusalem has fallen to the Crusader armies. Amid the ensuing chaos a priceless holy relic is entrusted to English knight Geoffrey Mappestone. But the relic is said to be cursed, bringing death and destruction to whoever posesses it. And down the ages the relic continues to wreak its havoc."
The chapel of bones by Michael Jecks ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Forty years ago, Exeter's Cathedral Close was the scene of a vicious ambush. Afterwards, the bodies left lying in their blood bore witness to the conflicts tearing at the heart of the Cathedral itself. Today, in 1323, murder is again polluting the Cathedral Close - but this killer is not so easily caught. The victim, Henry Potell, was feared and hated; he held secrets that some wished to keep hidden. For Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock, events become increasingly mysterious. What first appears to be a matter of lust or greed soon grows more troubling as Baldwin becomes aware of the ominous Chapel of Bones, built long ago in reparation for a terrible murder.
The king of thieves by Michael Jecks ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
1325: Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Simon Puttock are in France guarding King Edward's son on his perilous journey to meet the French king, Charles IV. But they are unaware that King Edward's wife Isabella is so disaffected that she has begun to plot her revenge. What at first appeared a simple diplomatic mission is in danger of becoming lethally dangerous. Meanwhile, two murders in Paris are causing alarm. Is there a connection between the killings and the shadowy 'King' of thieves? Before long Simon and Baldwin discover that the future of the English crown is at risk, and to protect it they must put their own lives in jeopardy.
The Sticklepath strangler by Michael Jecks ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
In 1322, Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock are called to the village of Sticklepath in Devonshire to investigate a girl's death. They soon discovers that the girl was not the only one to be murdered in Sticklepath.
The mad monk of Gidleigh by Michael Jecks ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
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Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
"Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Pace, together with his old friend Bailiff Simon Puttock, are summoned to investigate" when a young nun is murdered, and many of the nuns believe that Sister Margherita, the treasurer, would make a better prioress of St. Mary's than Lady Elizabeth of Topsham who is known to see the new vicar, "often ... alone--at night."--Cover.
The traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
"Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend, Bailiff Simon Puttock, arrive at Lord Hugh de Courtenay's castle at Tiverton for the feast. When a messenger arrives calling for the Coroner, Baldwin and Simon accompany him to view the body of Sir Gilbert of Carlisle, Despenser's ambassador to Lord Hugh. Not far off lies a second corpse; the decapitated figure of Dyne." -- Jacket.
The boy bishop's glovemaker by Michael Jecks ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock were to have received the prestigious gloves of honour in a special ceremony, but first the murder of the cathedral's glovemaker then another murder lead them into an investigation that involves many of Exeter's leading citizens.
No law in the land by Michael Jecks ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Sir Robert, a knight from the King's household, has turned outlaw from his castle near Crediton. When a pair of clerics are found murdered, Baldwin and Simon are asked to investigate.
The death ship of Dartmouth by Michael Jecks ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
A man is found dead on a road in Dartmouth, a ravaged ship points to the possible resurgence of the Lyme Pirates, and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock investigate the suspicion that traitor Roger Mortimer has been receiving messages from spies--a situation that would lead to civil war.
The bishop must die by Michael Jecks ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
While King Edward's estranged wife, Queen Isabella, refuses to return from France, the Treasurer of England is threatened with death at the hand of one of his many political enemies, and Sir Baldwin and Simon must stop the potential assassin.
The Templar, the Queen, and her lover by Michael Jecks ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
When Queen Isabella is dispatched to France to negotiate peace with the French King, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill travels with her to ensure her safety. But murder, betrayal, adultery and cold, calculating evil are their companions.
Squire Throwleigh's heir by Michael Jecks ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
The devil's acolyte by Michael Jecks ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
"In the autumn of 1322, it looks as though history may be repeating itself, Abbot Robert has found his wine barrel empty, and a body has been discovered on the moors. Bailiff Simon Puttock, in Tavistock for the coining, is called upon to investigate, but the case seems only to get more complicated with time." -- Jacket.
The oath by Michael Jecks ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Sir Roger Mortimer calls on baliff Simon Puttock to investigate the murder of Bristol merchant Arthur Capon and his family in the midst of dramatic events swirling around Edward II, his queen, Isabella, and Sir Hugh le Despenser in the tumultuous year 1326.
The Templar's penance by Michael Jecks ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
The malice of unnatural death by Michael Jecks ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Roger Mortimer has escaped from the Tower and is heading to France, where he hopes to have the King murdered, but his plot for revenge is thwarted by others who have the same desire to see the King ruined.
A friar's bloodfeud by Michael Jecks ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Bailiff Simon Puttock's servant, Hugh, has been granted leave to look after his wife, Constance, and to help raise their child; but soon after, she is attacked in their home, raped by a gang of men. Then she watches as her son is murdered and Hugh is struck down, before she too is killed and the house set afire. When Simon and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, arrive at the grisly scene, the cottage is burned to the ground, the body of the child lying outside. Inside is a woman's torso, badly charred. There are no remains of Hugh, but the fire raged so fiercely that all believe he has perished. But nothing is so simple. Simon vows revenge, and there are dark forces lurking that will cause no end of mayhem and bloodshed...
The tolls of death by Michael Jecks ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Delighted to be back in England after a grueling journey to Galicia and Scilly, Simon Puttock and Baldwin Furnshill find their homeward odyssey interrupted by murder when they are asked to help solve the killings of a widow, found dead with her two children, and the local miller, an embezzler, and must probe local loyalties and relationships to find a killer.
The last Templar : the first Knights Templar mystery by Michael Jecks ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
1314, Paris. Pope Clement has destroyed the Order of Knights, Templar, wrongly persuaded of their corruption. Watching through a veil of tears as his friends die at the stake, a surviving knight swears vengeance on their accusers. 1316, Devon. The newly appointed bailiff of Lydford Castle, Simon Puttock, is called to the village where a charred body has been found in a burned-out cottage. Unaccustomed to violence in this peaceful area, Simon assumes it's accidental death - but Sir Baldwin Furnshill, recently returned from abroad, quickly convinces him that the victim had been killed before the fire began.
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