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Michael Jecks


UK flag (b.1960)

aka The Medieval Murderers

Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on writing and the study of medieval history, especially that of Devon and Cornwall. He and his wife and daughter now live in northern Dartmoor.
 


Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical, Mystery, Thriller
 
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Series
Medieval West Country Mystery
   1. The Last Templar (1995)
   2. The Merchant's Partner (1995)
   3. A Moorland Hanging (1996)
   4. The Crediton Killings (1997)
   5. The Abbot's Gibbet (1998)
   6. The Leper's Return (1998)
   7. Squire Throwleigh's Heir (1999)
   8. Belladonna At Belstone (1999)
   9. The Traitor of St. Giles (2000)
   10. The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker (2000)
   11. The Tournament of Blood (2001)
   12. The Sticklepath Strangler (2001)
   13. The Devil's Acolyte (2002)
   14. The Mad Monk of Gidleigh (2002)
   15. The Templar's Penance (2003)
   16. The Outlaws of Ennor (2003)
   17. The Tolls of Death (2004)
   18. The Chapel of Bones (2004)
   19. The Butcher of St. Peter's (2005)
   20. A Friar's Blood Feud (2005)
   21. The Death Ship of Dartmouth (2006)
   22. The Malice of Unnatural Death (2006)
   23. Dispensation of Death (2007)
   24. The Templar, the Queen and Her Lover (2007)
   25. The Prophecy of Death (2008)
   26. The King of Thieves (2008)
   27. No Law in the Land (2009)
   28. The Bishop Must Die (2009)
   29. The Oath (2010)
   30. King's Gold (2011)
   31. City of Fiends (2012)
   32. Templar's Acre (2013)
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Vintener Trilogy
   1. Fields of Glory (2014)
   2. Blood on the Sand (2015)
   3. Blood of the Innocents (2016)
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Bloody Mary Mystery
   1. Rebellion's Message (2016)
   2. A Murder Too Soon (2017)
   3. A Missed Murder (2018)
   4. The Dead Don't Wait (2019)
   5. Death Comes Hot (2020)
   6. The Moorland Murderers (2021)
   7. The Merchant Murderers (2022)
   8. Murdering The Messenger (2023)
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Novels
   Act of Vengeance (2014)
   Pilgrim's War (2018)
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Collections
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Series contributed to
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Weird War Two
   2. Weirder War Two (2019) (with Richard Denham)
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HWA Short Story Collection
   2. By the Sword (2020) (with others)
   3. Royal Blood (2020) (with others)
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Michael Jecks recommends
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The Saboteur (2021)
(Jude Lyon, book 2)
Simon Conway
"A superb writer, with great imagination, inventiveness and the ability to portray events with simplicity and urgency."
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Napoleon's Run (2020)
(William John Hazzard, book 1)
Jonathan Spencer
"This book has a rich cast of characters who will delight, enthral and keep you turning the pages to the very end. A brilliant, thrilling read, with a new - and very believable - hero. This is my favourite historical novel of the year so far."
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Life Ruins (2019)
Danuta Kot
"Explores real issues, from the perspective of real, damaged people, and told with a real warmth and understanding. Danuta Kot raises the bar for all crime writers."

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Books containing stories by Michael Jecks
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Motives for Murder (2016)
A Celebration of Peter Lovesey on His 80th Birthday
edited by
Martin Edwards
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nEvermore! (2015)
Tales Of Horror, Mystery & The Macabre - Neo-Gothic Fiction Inspired By The Imagination Of Edgar Allan Poe
edited by
Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles
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The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski

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Award nominations
2018 HWA Gold Crown Award (longlist) : Pilgrim's War: Crusader Book 1
2007 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : The Death Ship of Dartmouth


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