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    • Publication date:10 Dec 2009

No Law in the Land (Knights Templar Mysteries 27)

A gripping medieval mystery of intrigue and danger

By Michael Jecks

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In No Law in the Land, Michael Jecks brings us another medieval mystery featuring Sir Baldwin and Simon Puttock, as they fight to defend Simon's daughter from dangerous outlaws.

Country or family... which will Sir Baldwin and Simon choose?

When Simon's daughter becomes embroiled in the plans of a group of outlaws, he and Sir Baldwin take matters into their own hands in the thrilling twenty-seventh instalment of Michael Jecks' Knights Templar mysteries. Perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin and Bernard Cornwell.

'Boasts an exciting, twisting plot' - Publishers Weekly

King Edward II is furious when he learns that his wife Queen Isabella has defied him by remaining in France with their son. As the unfortunate messengers of this news, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend, Bailiff Simon Puttock, are dismissed from court.

Returning home to Devon, they are shocked to discover that outlaws now hold sway in the land. When two clerics are found murdered, Baldwin and Simon must investigate. But the culprit is a friend of Dispenser and the King, and in taking the matter further they could be accused of treason. So they decide to leave the affair to others. Until, that is, Simon's own daughter comes under threat, and all hell is let loose...

What readers are saying about No Law in the Land:

'Top crime, top adventure, great characterisation'

'A thoroughly intriguing tale of menacing threats. It is another glorious story from Michael Jecks'

'Jecks weaves a marvellously plotted, plausible story in amongst historical fact'

Biographical Notes

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 the AsparaWriting festival for new writers at Evesham. He has judged many prizes, including the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. Michael is an international speaker on writing and for business. He lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.

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  • Publication date: 27 Feb 2014
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Praise for Michael Jecks: Boasts an exciting, twisting plot — Publishers Weekly
Michael Jecks is the master of the medieval whodunnit — Robert Low
The most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels — The Times
Marvellously portrayed — C.J. Sansom
If you care for a well-researched visit to medieval England, don't pass this series — Historical Novels Review
Tremendously successful medieval mystery series — Sunday Independent
Complicated, well-populated, written with cross-cutting gusto, and accompanied by scholarly extras — Ellery Queen Magazine
Memorable characters, steadily absorbing period background... a commendable achievement — Kirkus Reviews
A gem of historical storytelling — Northern Echo
Atmospheric and cleverly plotted — Observer
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