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Death Comes Hot

#5 Bloody Mary Mystery

Michael Jecks



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Severn House
01 June 2021
Jack Blackjack's search for an executioner's son ensnares him in a fiendish mesh of schemes in this lively Tudor mystery.

London. May, 1556. Hal Westmecott, one of the city's most feared executioners, reckons Jack Blackjack owes him a favour - and now he's come to collect his dues. Hal has ordered Jack to track down his long-lost son and, although Jack believes he's been set an impossible task, he's in no position to refuse.

But when Jack's search draws him to the attention of a ruthless nobleman, a dead priest's vengeful brother and finally to a bloodstained body in a filthy lodging house, he comes to realize he is an unwitting pawn in a mesh of schemes dreamed up by the most powerful people in England. Just who is a friend, who is a foe - and will Jack escape with his life intact?
By:   Michael Jecks
Imprint:   Severn House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781780297354
ISBN 10:   1780297351
Series:   A Bloody Mary Mystery
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Death Comes Hot (#5 Bloody Mary Mystery)

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> *

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