Category Archives: Furnshill & Puttock

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 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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The Merchant’s Partner by Michael Jecks

And so, after New Author August and Old Author October, we head into another themed month, the slightly painfully named ‘Nother Chance November. This month, new reviews excepted, I’ll be looking at the many authors who I’ve reviewed one or … Continue reading

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The Last Templar by Michael Jecks

In Devon, 1316, an unpopular villager is found burned to death inside his house. Newly appointed bailiff Simon Puttock seems happy to accept that it was an accident but the newly returned lord of the manor, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, seems … Continue reading

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The Tolls of Death by Michael Jecks

In the summer of 1323, during the reign of Edward II, a young woman Athelina is found hanged alongside the dead bodies of her two young children. The village of Cardinham in Cornwall soon becomes a dangerous place as more … Continue reading

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