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The Knights Templar Collection: Volume 2

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 brings together three more of Michael Jecks' most popular Knights Templar mysteries. Join Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Baliff Simon Puttock as they journey from England to France, and back again, in three riveting tales of murder and intrigue.The Templar, the Queen & Her Lover: Queen Isabella, wife to Edward II of England, has been dispatched to France in an attempt to bring about peace between the two countries, and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill must accompany her with his friend Simon Puttock. But the day after their arrival, a servant is found murdered, with Baldwin's dagger lying next to the body.As Baldwin struggles to prove his innocence, the killer strikes again. With so many English enemies gathering in Paris, will he be able to expose the culprit in time to protect the diplomats and their mission?The Prophecy of Death: It's 1325, and in England turmoil is rife. But could the Prophecy of St Thomas's Holy Oil be the key to saving the ill-fated reign of King Edward II? It is believed the one anointed with it will be a lion among men: he will conquer France, unite Christendom and throw the heathens from the Holy Land.Meanwhile, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend Simon Puttock return from France with urgent messages for the King himself. Soon they 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 even murder, to achieve their ambitions...The King of Thieves: 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 disaffected and plotting her revenge...What first appears a simple diplomatic mission is fast becoming lethally dangerous. Meanwhile, two murders in Paris are causing alarm. Is there a connection between the killings and the shadowy 'King' of thieves? Simon and Baldwin know the future of the English crown is at risk. And in order to protect it they must put their own lives in jeopardy.What readers are saying about The Knights Templar mysteries:'Full of twists and turns right up until the end''Superb, with a diverse and fantastic cast of characters, mixing historical fact with the author's creations - and they blend beautifully''Jecks continues to astonish me in adherence to historical accuracy but also in his ability to write a tale so well'

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The Michael Jecks Compendium (A Free Sampler)

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The Knights Templar Collection: Volume 1

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The King Of Thieves (Knights Templar Mysteries 26)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

On a diplomatic mission in France, Sir Baldwin and Simon encounter more than they bargained for... Baldwin and Simon uncover a deadly assassination plot in The King of Thieves, a gripping mystery in Michael Jecks' hugely popular medieval crime series. Perfect for fans of Paul Doherty and Susanna Gregory. 'Complicated, well-populated, written with cross-cutting gusto, and accompanied by scholarly extras' - Ellery Queen Magazine1325: 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 disaffected and plotting her revenge...What first appears a simple diplomatic mission is fast becoming lethally dangerous. Meanwhile, two murders in Paris are causing alarm. Is there a connection between the killings and the shadowy 'King' of thieves? Simon and Baldwin know the future of the English crown is at risk. And in order to protect it they must put their own lives in jeopardy. What readers are saying about The King of Thieves: 'Fast pace, intricate plot, well-drawn characters and good period feel make this a must for all fans of this genre''I cannot praise Michael Jecks' writing highly enough, his books always keep me guessing right to the end''Fantastic read - five stars'

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The Prophecy of Death (Knights Templar Mysteries 25)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

An ancient prophecy. An urgent message. A deadly plot. In the twenty-fifth instalment of Michael Jecks' Knights Templar mysteries, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Simon Puttock find themselves surrounded by more court intrigue and danger. Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and Bernard Cornwell. 'A page-turning masterpiece that will keep the reader totally gripped until the very last page' - Historical Novels ReviewIt's 1325, and in England turmoil is rife. But could the Prophecy of St Thomas's Holy Oil be the key to saving the ill-fated reign of King Edward II? It is believed the one anointed with it will be a lion among men: he will conquer France, unite Christendom and throw the heathens from the Holy Land.Meanwhile, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend Simon Puttock return from France with urgent messages for the King himself. Soon they 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... What readers are saying about The Prophecy of Death: 'Apart from the immense amount of history I have learned along the way, one gets very affectionate about the main characters, almost like family!' 'Michael Jecks is one of the best medieval writers of our times. His two main characters come alive in the imagination when you're reading them''Michael Jecks has done it again. A wonderful book'

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The Templar, the Queen and Her Lover (Knights Templar Mysteries 24)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

Accused of a crime he didn't commit, will Sir Baldwin be able to clear his name? Bloody revenge on the streets of Paris threaten Sir Baldwin de Furnshill's royal mission in The Templar, the Queen and Her Lover, the twenty-fourth novel in Michael Jecks' brilliant medieval crime series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Paul Doherty.'A gem of historical storytelling' - Northern EchoQueen Isabella, wife to Edward II of England, has been dispatched to France in an attempt to bring about peace between the two countries, and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill must accompany her with his friend Simon Puttock. But the day after their arrival, a servant is found murdered, with Baldwin's dagger lying next to the body.As Baldwin struggles to prove his innocence, the killer strikes again. With so many English enemies gathering in Paris, will he be able to expose the culprit in time to protect the diplomats and their mission? What readers are saying about The Templar, the Queen and Her Lover: 'A superbly written book, with a diverse and fascinating cast of characters, mixing historical fact with the author's creations - and they blend beautifully...You can almost smell the damp and decay of the dungeon walls of Chateau Gailliard''Pacey read which pulls the threads of other stories together and ties them nicely up. 10/10''A pacey tale, with all the glorious details of early 14th century life set out with such loving knowledge, it was a pleasure to read, as ever. Everything ties up well and credibly, and there's always room for a few surprises and twists at the end. Quality!'

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Dispensation of Death (Knights Templar Mysteries 23)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

In an age of corruption, what will Sir Baldwin and Simon discover in their search for the truth? Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Simon Puttock must risk their own lives to protect the Queen of England in Michael Jecks' cleverly plotted twenty-third medieval mystery, Dispensation of Death. Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and Susanna Gregory.'Memorable characters, steadily absorbing period background... a commendable achievement' - Kirkus Reviews1325: England is a hotbed of paranoia under the reign of the increasingly unpredictable Edward II and his lover, Sir Hugh le Despenser. When the Queen's lady-in-waiting is slaughtered and a man's body, hideously mutilated, is discovered behind the throne, King Edward demands to be avenged.Sir Baldwin de Furnshill is appointed to track down the killer, aided by his friend, Simon Puttock. But in an age of corruption, the knight and bailiff must fight to stay alive. And Baldwin and Simon soon learn that while their failure to find the murderer will carry its own peril, uncovering the truth may also be fatal. What readers are saying about Dispensation of Death: 'A colourful and detailed book which transports you back to the middle ages as though they were yesterday''Always fascinating; the descriptions of the historical characters is a true handbook of medieval history''Thrilling, on the edge of your seat stuff. Hard to put the book down'

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The Malice of Unnatural Death (Knights Templar Mysteries 22)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks
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The Death Ship of Dartmouth (Knights Templar Mysteries 21)

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A Friar's Bloodfeud (Knights Templar Mysteries 20)

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The Butcher of St Peter's (Knights Templar Mysteries 19)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

A dangerous killer stalks the streets of Exeter... can Sir Baldwin and Simon Puttock hope to catch him? The Butcher of St Peter's is the gripping nineteenth novel in Michael Jecks' popular medieval series, the Knights Templar mysteries, featuring Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Simon Puttock. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and George R. R. Martin.'Compellingly brought to life' - Julian StockwinExeter, 1323: a strange figure - obsessed with children - seems intent on entering people's homes at night. Though many believe him to be harmless, a man now lies dead, slaughtered for protecting his family, and the person responsible must be caught.To Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, the death is suspicious, for the victim had many enemies amid the city's criminal underworld. As the country prepares for yet another civil war, Baldwin faces an impossible task. And when two further bodies are uncovered, the city shudders at the prospect of a killer still at large... What readers are saying about The Butcher of St Peter's: 'A vivid account of life in Medieval Devonshire... I found myself very involved in the story and ended up reading it in one day because I was so fascinated by the scenes and the people''[A] very clever and masterful bit of writing''Michael Jecks never disappoints, his tales keep you guessing right to the end'

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The Chapel of Bones (Knights Templar Mysteries 18)

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The Tolls of Death (Knights Templar Mysteries 17)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

Detained in a Cornish village, can Sir Baldwin and Simon discover who is behind a series of devastating attacks? Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock's seventeenth mystery, The Toll of Death, is a compelling tale of evil and darkness, from much-loved medieval adventure writer, Michael Jecks. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Ellis Peters. 'If you care for a well-researched visit to medieval England, don't pass this series' - Historical Novels ReviewSummer 1323: in the Cornish village of Cardinham, a penniless young woman is found hanged alongside the dead bodies of her children. Passing through the village on the final leg of their long journey home, friends Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock are detained and tasked with leading the investigation.Simon and Baldwin quickly discover the young woman's death is not an isolated incident. And as the escape of a traitor threatens to embroil the country in a new civil war, they must look beyond friendships and family loyalties to find an evil killer - and secure the safety of Cardinham, and all who dwell there. What readers are saying about The Tolls of Death: '[A] gripping story of murder and suspense''Thoroughly recommend this for anyone who is interested in medieval times - the background, as always, is authentic and the fictional characters so believable''Five stars'

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The Outlaws of Ennor (Knights Templar Mysteries 16)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

Separated, but working on the same mystery, what will befall Sir Baldwin and Simon Puttock after a devastating shipwreck? The brooding Scilly Isles provide the backdrop to Michael Jecks' absorbing sixteenth mystery, The Outlaws of Ennor, featuring the ever-popular Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and C.J. Sansom. 'Tremendously successful medieval mystery series' - Sunday Independent On the return from their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, in the summer of 1323, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock's ship is attacked by pirates. They fight their attackers off, but then there are too few shipmen when a terrible storm strikes. As the ship breaks up, Simon sees Baldwin washed overboard. Distraught, Simon makes his way to shore.But on the island of Ennor, he must put aside his fears and investigate the murder of Robert, the island's hated tax collector, at the behest of master of the castle, Ranulph de Blancminster.Meanwhile, washed up on the other side of the island, Baldwin begins his own investigation of the same murder. As the friends dig deeper, they become embroiled in a bitter rivalry between the two island communities. Can they uncover the truth in time to prevent certain massacre? What readers are saying about The Outlaws of Ennor: 'Michael's books are full of intrigue and mystery and they are particularly well researched''What a great book this was...Michael Jecks is a great writer and in this genre, I don't think you will find anyone better''Five stars'

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The Templar's Penance (Knights Templar Mysteries 15)

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The Mad Monk Of Gidleigh (Knights Templar Mysteries 14)

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The Bishop Must Die (Knights Templar Mysteries 28)

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

1326. As the threat of war hangs over England, Sir Baldwin and Bailiff Puttock must work desperately to prevent murder, in Michael Jecks' latest thrilling mystery in this hugely popular series. In France, King Edward II's estranged wife Queen Isabella shames him by refusing to return to England, and humiliates him further by flaunting her adulterous relationship with the king's sworn enemy, traitor Sir Roger Mortimer. When the king hears she has betrothed their son to the daughter of the Count of Hainault, all England fears an invasion of Hainault mercenaries. Meanwhile the Treasurer of England's life is threatened. He has made many enemies in a long political life and Sir Baldwin and Simon must do all they can to find the would-be assassin before he can strike...

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The Devil's Acolyte

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks

Amidst the myth and folklore of Tavistock, one tale above all others strikes fear into the hearts of the town's inhabitants - that of the murders on the Abbot's Way -whereby a young acolyte paid the price for stealing his abbot's wine when the devil himself led him to his death on the treacherous Devon moors. Now, 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. Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock are called upon to investigate but it soon becomes apparent that it's not just wine that's gone missing from the abbey, and the body on the moor isn't the last ...

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A Moorland Hanging

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks
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The Last Templar

Michael Jecks
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Michael Jecks