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Jecks, Michael

Overview
Works: 90 works in 473 publications in 5 languages and 20,417 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Church history  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6060.E22, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Jecks
The chapel of bones by Michael Jecks( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder most foul keeps occuring right on the premises of Exeter Cathedral. In the year 1323, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, must solve the latest murder
King's gold by Michael Jecks( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the year 1326 draws to a close, London is in flames. King Edward II is held prisoner, and the mercenaries and rebels led by the vengeful Queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer, are in the ascendant. While the richest in the kingdom fight over the spoils of the invasion, the Bardi family, bankers who once funded the King, are in a quandary. They must look to their own future with the Queen as the mob rampages over the city, steering a careful course between rival factions. But money can tempt the heart of even the most honorable, and in this age of corruption the bankers must guard their lives, as well as their coffers. Others, too, find their loyalties torn. In a small village the local priest realizes that his church holds a chest that could tempt a saint. His treasure could change the fate of the whole kingdom. He must take it to the King."--P. [2] of dust jacket
The king of thieves by Michael Jecks( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prince's entourage are delivered into the Queen's custody, but it becomes clear that they have enemies within the palace walls. Simon and Baldwin soon discover a murderous plot that threatens England's future
The tainted relic an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member 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 oath by Michael Jecks( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member 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 bishop must die by Michael Jecks( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member 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 mad monk of Gidleigh by Michael Jecks( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder affects the Village of Gidleigh on Dartmoor in 1323, and the investigation is dangerous
The Templar, the Queen, and her lover by Michael Jecks( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member 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
Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 596 WorldCat member 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 Sticklepath strangler by Michael Jecks( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member 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
City of fiends by Michael Jecks( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. In Exeter, the sheriff has problems of his own. Overnight the body of a young maid has been discovered, lying bloodied and abandoned in a dirty alleyway. The city's gates had been shut against the lawlessness outside, so the perpetrator must still lie within the sanctuary of the town. When Baldwin de Furnshill arrives, along with Sir Richard de Welles, a companion of old, he is tasked with uncovering the truth behind this gruesome murder. But in a city where every man hides a secret, his task will be far from easy
No law in the land by Michael Jecks( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member 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 abbot's gibbet by Michael Jecks( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Knight Templar Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford, are called in to investigate a grisly case of murder when a headless corpse is discovered by the local butcher, and the pair must unravel a complex web of violence, intrigue, and death to reveal the victim's identity and to find a killer
The merchant's partner : a Knights Templar mystery by Michael Jecks( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As midwife and healer, Agatha Kyteler is regarded as a witch by her superstitious neighbours in the village of Wefford in Devonshire, yet she has no shortage of callers, from the humblest villein to the most elegant and wealthy in the area. But when Agatha's body is found frozen and mutilated in a hedge one wintry morning, there seem to be no clues as to who could be responsible. Not until a local youth runs away and a hue and cry is raised. Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, is not convinced of the youth's guilt, and soon he manages to persuade his close friend Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford Castle, to help him continue with the investigation. As they endeavour to find the true culprit, the darker side of the village, with its undercurrents of suspicion, jealousy and disloyalty, emerges. And while Sir Baldwin becomes increasingly distracted by the beauty of a neighbouring merchant's wife, Simon finds himself wondering what happened to the foreigner who visited the normally sleepy area only to disappear shortly after Agatha's death, riding down towards the moors
The boy bishop's glovemaker by Michael Jecks( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member 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
The prophecy of death by Michael Jecks( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meanwhile, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock return from France with an urgent instruction for the King. Before long Baldwin and Simon find themselves at the centre of a deadly court intrigue involving the most powerful and ruthless men in the country, who will stop at nothing, not least murder, to achieve their ambitions
The traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member 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
A moorland hanging by Michael Jecks( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In fourteenth-century Devon, runaway villeins were brutally punished if apprehended by their masters. But when Peter Bruther flees the home of Sir William Beauscyr, he puts himself in the protection of the king by setting up as a tin miner on the moors. And the baliff of Lydford, Simon Puttock, has to inform an irate Sir William that he has no legal claim on his wayward servant. When Bruther's body is found hanging from a tree, Simon, assisted by the former Knight Templar Sir Baldwin Furnshill, finds himself investigating cold-blooded murder. And there's no shortage of suspects, from Sir William himself, to his feuding sons, to Thomas Smyth, a wealthy tinner who runs a ruthlessly enforced protection racket funded by landowners. The pressure is on Simon and Baldwin to unravel the truth before further violence ensues. And the scene is set for an excellent mystery shedding new light on the ways of medieval Devon, and telling a fast-paced tale of murder, blackmail and revenge."--BOOK COVER
The leper's return by Michael Jecks( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1320. Sir Baldwin Furnshill, a former Knight Templar and Keeper of the King's Peace, and his partner, Simon Puttock, investigate the killing of a local gold merchant and an assault on his daughter, racing against time to find the culprit before an angry local populace seeks revenge on the outcast lepers of St. Lawrences hospital
 
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The king of thieves
Alternative Names
Michael Jecks britischer Autor historischer Kriminalromane

Michael Jecks scrittore inglese

Michael Jecks writer of historical mystery novels

Languages
English (175)

Dutch (25)

Spanish (16)

German (2)

Italian (2)

Covers
King's goldThe king of thievesThe oathThe bishop must dieThe mad monk of GidleighThe Templar, the Queen, and her loverBelladonna at BelstoneThe Sticklepath strangler