Category Archives: Michael Jecks

The Butcher Of St Peter’s by Michael Jecks

Exeter, August 1317, and Estmund Webber is grieving. His daughter has died and his wife has committed suicide. And an altercation as he tries to bury his wife not only cripples his friend but shatters his mind. November 1323, and … Continue reading

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Reading Bingo – 2015

Cleo‘s fault again, I’m afraid, but I can’t resist this sort of challenge – one that doesn’t change my reading plans. Basically, it’s a Bingo card to review your reading for the year. So I thought I’d take a look … Continue reading

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The Chapel Of Bones by Michael Jecks

One dark night in 1283, Exeter Cathedral was stormed by a band of men and Walter de Lecchelade, the Chaunter, was brutally murdered. Many men paid for that night – either they were executed for crimes, either their’s or someone … Continue reading

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The Outlaws Of Ennor by Michael Jecks

Come to the island of Ennor in the Scilly Isles in the summer of 1323. The perfect holiday spot. OK, the pirates who plague the surrounding waters are a bit of a problem. As is the local lord’s interpretation of … Continue reading

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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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