Category Archives: Michael Jecks

The Templar’s Penance by Michael Jecks

1323. Following the devastating events in The Mad Monk Of Gidleigh (not required reading, but it’s a great book, so why not?) Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock have chosen to leave their families in Devon and head to Santiago … Continue reading

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The Mad Monk Of Gidleigh by Michael Jecks

Winter 1323, Dartmoor. Mark has been isolated as the parish priest of the town of Gidleigh, his high hopes of a promotion into the Bishop’s staff or even just a reconciliation with his father fading with time. And then a … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Acolyte by Michael Jecks

Once upon a time, a monk from Tavistock saw fit to steal his Abbot’s wine. As punishment for his crime, he was lured onto the Devonshire moors by the devil himself and murdered. The story has been told throughout the … Continue reading

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

December draws to a close and, as we need to squeeze in the review of the year as well, the Puzzly comes a little early this year. Christmas has come and gone – hope it all went well for you … Continue reading

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The Sticklepath Strangler by Michael Jecks

Sticklepath, Devon, 1315. When a young girl is horribly murdered, with some of her flesh eaten, the village turns on Athelhard, dragging him from his house and executing him in front of his sister. He dies cursing the village and … Continue reading

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

Hallowe’en has gone, mostly unbothered by trick-or-treaters, thank goodness. Have a look my Puzzly post for last October for my opinion on this “tradition”. But October also brings the half-term break for me, which means the chance for more reading. … Continue reading

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The Tournament Of Blood by Michael Jecks

Spring 1322, and the money lenders of Oakhampton are anticipating a good trade. Lord Hugh de Courtnenay is planning a tournament and any knight who is defeated is duty bound to pay a ransom to their captor – a ransom … Continue reading

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