Book List:42 titles
  • Jack Blackjack stands accused of killing a priest in the wickedly entertaining new Bloody Mary Tudor mystery. April, 1555. A priest has been stabbed to death in the village of St Botolph, to the east of the City of London, his body left to rot by ...


  • When Jack Blackjack disobeys the orders of his spymaster, he enters dangerous waters in this lively Tudor mystery. London, 1555. Queen Mary is newly married to Philip II of Spain -- and not everyone is happy about the alliance. The kingdom is div...


  • The first installment of a thrilling new crusader series in the style of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. France, 1096 . Crowds gather in Sens to hear the man known as the Hermit speak. He talks of a pilgrimage to the city of Jerusalem, one fi...


  • Jack Blackjack is ordered to eliminate a spy in Princess Elizabeth’s household in this engaging Tudor mystery. June, 1554. Former cutpurse and now professional assassin Jack Blackjack has deep misgivings about his latest assignment. He has been...


  • The thrilling finale to the Vintener trilogy from the master of historical adventure. France, 1356: Ten years have passed since the battle of Crecy, and the English fighters are still abroad, laying siege to cities, towns and even small villages. ...


  • Introducing Elizabethan cutpurse and adventurer Jack Blackjack in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series January, 1554. Light-fingered Jack Blackjack knows he’s not going to have a good day when he wakes with a sore head next to a d...


  • The Siege of Calais, during the Hundred Years' Wars. The thrilling second novel in a new series for master of the historical adventure, Michael Jecks, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Calais, 1346. Berenger Fripper and his me...


  • A stunning new series from Michael Jecks, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. The year is 1346 and King Edward III is restless. Despite earlier victories his army has still not achieved a major breakthrough and the French crown ...


  • The long-awaited prequel to Michael Jecks' Knight Templar mystery seriesThe Holy Land, 1291. A war has been raging across these lands for decades. The forces of the Crusaders have been pushed back again and again by the Muslims and now just one ci...






  • It's 1327 and England is in turmoil. King Edward II has been removed from the throne and his son installed in his place. The old man's rule had proved a disaster for the realm and many hope that his removal may mean the return of peace to England's c...


  • As the year 1326 draws to a close, London is in flames. King Edward II is a prisoner, and the forces of his vengeful queen, Isabella, and her lover Sir Roger Mortimer, are in the ascendant. The Bardi family, bankers who have funded the King, must loo...


  • Now in paperback, a gripping mystery from the master of medieval crime set amid the turmoil of war, where nobody's life is safe. 1326. In an England riven with conflict, knight and peasant alike find their lives turned upside down by the warring f...


  • Working against the clock, can Sir Baldwin and Simon hope to prevent a murder? As the threat of war hangs over England, Sir Baldwin and Bailiff Puttock must work desperately to prevent murder, in Michael Jecks' latest thrilling mystery in his hugely ...


  • King Edward II is furious when he learns that his wife Queen Isabella has defied him by remaining in France with their son. As the unfortunate messengers of this unhappy news, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend, bail...



  • 1325: England is in turmoil. King Edward ll is weak, his bloody reign staggering towards disaster. He has rejected his wife, Queen Isabella, and yet he still relies on her; she has been sent to France to negotiate peace with her brother, the French ...


  • 1325: AN ATMOSPHERE OF DREAD AND SUSPICION HANGS OVER ENGLAND. The last years have been god-awful. A man was hard pushed just to survive with the realm stretched so taut with treachery and mistrust and the war with France. When Isabella, Queen of E...


  • 1325: ENGLAND IS A HOTBED OF PARANOIA under the reign of the increasingly deranged and unpredictable Edward II and his lover, Sir Hugh le Despenser. WHEN THE QUEEN'S LADY-IN-WAITING is slaughtered and a man murdered in the Great Hall at Thorney Isla...


  • July, 1100. Jerusalem lies ransacked. Amidst the chaos, an English knight is entrusted with a valuable religious relic: a fragment of the True Cross, allegedly stained with the blood of Christ. The relic is said to be cursed: anyone who touches it wi...


  • 1324: THE ENGLISH KINGDOM IS IN UPROAR. Roger Mortimer, once the King's most able commander, but now his most hated enemy, is plotting to assassinate the King. But he's not the only one with murder on his mind. . . WHEN THE BODIES of a local craf...


  • 1324 -- A DISASTROUS AUTUMN LOOMS LARGE, for as the leaves begin to fall there are those who wish to bring the Kingdom down as well. IN THE HAVEN OF DARTMOUTH, a man is found lying dead in the road. At sea a ship is discovered, half ravaged, in an...


  • in Sword of Shame

    The Latin inscription carved on the gleaming blade read “He who lives in falsehood slays his soul; he who lies, his honor.” If only they had known how true those words would prove to be. The Sword of Shame was lovingly crafted by a Saxon swordsmi...


  • Bailiff Simon Puttock's servant, Hugh, has been granted leave to look after his wife Constance and help raise her child. One day she is attacked and raped by a gang of men at her home. She sees her son being murdered and her man Hugh struck down befo...


  • When a merchant in Exeter hears an intruder in his home one night, his first thought is to conceal his adulterous lover. But then he witnesses a sinister figure stooping over the bed of his only child, a figure who seems to vanish into thin air.Two y...


  • Forty years ago, Exeter Cathedral close was the scene of a vicious ambush. Afterwards, the bodies left lying in their blood bore witness to the conflicts tearing at heart of the Cathedral itself.Today, in 1323, more deaths have occurred. Is the first...


  • After their gruelling journeys to Galicia and Scilly, Baldwin and Simon are at last back on the English mainland, dumped unceremoniously when their shipmaster partakes of his cargo and almost wrecks the ship. Eager to get home, Baldwin and Simon set ...



  • IT IS THE SUMMER OF 1323, and Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock have been granted leave to go on pilgrimage. Together they travel across Europe to Spain, but danger seems to follow them even this far afield, as they are among the first on t...


  • AS THE WINTER OF 1323 descends on Dartmoor, life has never seemed so bleak to the young priest, Mark, in his isolated, windswept chapel. So who could blame him for accepting some longed-for companionship when it is offered by the local miller's daugh...






  • AMIDST THE MYTH and folklore of Tavistock, one tale above all others strikes fear into the hearts of the town's inhabitants -- that of the murders on the Abbot's Way -- whereby a young acolyte paid the price for stealing his abbot's wine when the de...


  • AS THE SUMMER OF 1322 at last brings the sun to Devonshire, it seems that Sticklepath remains cloaked in a grim, evil darkness. An afternoon of innocent adventure leads to gruesome terror when two playmates uncover the skeleton of a girl. The body is...


  • LORD HUGH DE COURTENAY'S plan to host a tournament in the spring of 1322 is a golden opportunity for the money-lenders of Oakhampton. When the defeated knights find themselves unable to pay the traditional ransoms to their captors, they will have o...


  • For Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and Bailiff Simon Puttock, the Christmas of 1321 promises to be one of great festivity. They are to receive the prestigious Gloves of Honor in a ceremony led by the specially elected Boy-Bishop o...


  • IT IS 1321 and the folk of Tiverton are preparing for St Giles' feast under the shadow of murder. Philip Dyne has confessed and claimed sanctuary in St Peter's church but danger still lives within the community. AS SIR BALDWIN FURNSHILL, Keeper of...


  • MOLL, A YOUNG NUN, lies recovering from a migraine in the infirmary of St Mary's Priory, Belstone. Left to rest, she is just falling into a doze when she suddenly awakes, realising in terror that she can't breathe... IT'S 1321 and Lady Elizabeth ...


  • IT'S LATE SPRING in 1321 and as Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, prepares for his wedding, he receives the news that one of his guests, Roger, Squire of Throwleigh has just died. The new master of Throwleigh is little Herbert, five ...


  • It is 1319. Tavistock's fair has drawn merchants to Devon from all over England and beyond. Keeping the streets clean and the locals in order is no easy task, for the influx of visitors and their money puts temptation in the way of cut-purses and oth...


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    It is 1320 and civil war is looming as Ralph of Houndeslow rides into Crediton. Ralph faces a daunting task as Master of St. Lawrence's, the leper hospital. Not only are his. charges grievously ill, they are also outcasts of society, shunned by all h...


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    THE DEVONSHIRE TOWN of Crediton is awaiting an important guest, the Bishop of Exeter. But a band of mercenary soldiers is already in residence, and though mercenaries are a common sight in the fourteenth century, these men are bent on havoc. They ter...


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    THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR They had all joined taking three vows: poverty, chastity, and obedience... for they were monks: warrior monks, dedicated to the protection of pilgrims in the Holy Land--until stories spread by an avaricious king who wanted their ...


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    1314 Paris. Pope Clement has destroyed the Order of Knights Templar, wrongly persuaded of their corruption. Watching through a veil of tears as his friends die at the stake, a surviving knight swears vengeance on their accusers. 1316 Devon. ...


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    THE.KNIGHTS TEMPLAR They had all joined taking three vows: poverty, chastity, and obedience... for they were monks: warrior monks, dedicated, to the protection of pilgrims in the Holy Land--until stories spread bean avaricious king who wanted their ...