Category Archives: Michael Jecks

The Traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks

1321, Tiverton. Philip Dyne has confessed to the murder of a young woman and has sought sanctuary in the church of St Peter’s. As per the law, he has to walk to the coast along the King’s highway and leave … Continue reading

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Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks

Devon, 1321. Lady Elizabeth of Topsham is the prioress of Belstone Abbey but stands accused by the treasurer, Sister Margherita of stealing vital funds for the upkeep of Belstone while also “entertaining” the new vicar in her chambers at night. … Continue reading

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The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – April 2014

You’d think I wouldn’t have managed much reading this month – a week in hospital having my pesky appendix removed (thanks again to Coventry Hospital), followed by another week basically falling asleep at the drop of a hat. So I … Continue reading

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Squire Throwleigh’s Heir by Michael Jecks

Spring, 1321, and Roger, Squire of Throwleigh has a good life. With his own estates, a loving wife and a young son, things are going well. Until he drops dead of a heart attack, leaving five year old Herbert as … Continue reading

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The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – March 2014

Well, this has been a funny old month. Nine books, eight of which were read before the eighteenth of the month and then only one since then. As I mentioned in the last review, the cause was in part a … Continue reading

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The Leper’s Return by Michael Jecks

Being Master of a leper hospital probably isn’t the most popular career choice, but that is what faces Ralph of Houndeslow as he comes to Crediton. Guardian of a group of seriously ill individuals who are shunned from society – … Continue reading

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The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – October 2013

As October draws to a close, and my least favourite “holiday” Hallowe’en is here – hurrah. So an evening of keeping  the front lights off and disconnecting the doorbell, hoping that local “Trick or Treaters” are civilised. If anyone has … Continue reading

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The Crediton Killings by Michael Jecks

Devon, 1318ish. In the town of Crediton (approx ten miles inland from Exeter according to Google Maps – it’s a real place), an important guest is arriving, no less than the Bishop of Exeter himself! But a band of mercenaries … Continue reading

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A Moorland Hanging by Michael Jecks

Villein – a medieval term for a peasant who was legally tied to the lord of the manor. Peter Bruther was one such villein, but flees from the estate of Sir William Beauscyr. To escape his punishment, he sets himself … Continue reading

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The Tainted Relic by The Medieval Murderers

In 1100 AD, Jerusalem, a holy relic, namely a piece of Christ’s cross stained with his blood is discovered. However the relic carries a curse – anyone who touches the splinter will die once the relic leaves their possession. We … Continue reading

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