Michael Jecks is the author of more than thirty novels in the Knights Templar medieval mystery series, and four previous Bloody Mary Tudor mysteries. A former Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association, he lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.
Plenty of historical detail, loads of twists and turns, and a hilarious tale of criminal ineptitude * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> * Diverting . The main draw is high-spirited Jack, with his Bertie Woosterish commentary. Fans of offbeat Tudor mysteries will clamor for more * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * Steeped in the rich, bawdy background of sixteenth-century London . . . Enough suspects and red herrings to keep mystery fans intrigued * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>The Dead Don't Wait</b> * An enjoyable jaunt through mid-16th century England . . . The novel's energetic pace never flags * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>The Dead Don't Wait</b> * The improbably and delightfully humorous protagonist moves the story to a surprising conclusion * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>The Dead Don't Wait</b> * Jecks brings the seamy side of Tudor London to life through rich, atmospheric descriptions of its taverns, brothels and streets * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>A Missed Murder</b> * Engrossing . . . Plot twists abound, but the novel's greatest strength is its jaunty tone, plunging the reader into raucous Elizabethan England * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>A Murder Too Soon</b> *