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Michael Jecks
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The Dead Don't Wait

Michael Jecks


Creme de la Crime

Fiction & Literature;
Historical mysteries;
Crime Chronicle - Historical Crime


256 pages

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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 the roadside - and Jack Blackjack stands accused of his murder.

As well as clearing his name, Jack has his own reasons for wanting to find out who really killed the priest - but this is an investigation where nothing is as it seems. Was it a random attack by a desperate outlaw, or do the answers lie in the murdered priest's past? As he questions those who knew the dead man, Jack is faced with a number of conflicting accounts - and it's clear that not everyone can be telling him the whole truth.

But Jack is about to be sidetracked from the investigation . with disastrous consequences.

By:   Michael Jecks
Imprint:   Creme de la Crime
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   465g
ISBN:   9781780291208
ISBN 10:   1780291205
Series:   A Bloody Mary Mystery
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Jecks is the author of more than thirty novels in the Knights Templar medieval mystery series. A former Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association, he lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.

The improbably and delightfully humorous protagonist moves the story to a surprising conclusion * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> * Entertaining . 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> * An unlikely and amusing sleuth who manages to solve a tricky mystery against all odds * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>A Murder Too Soon</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> * Jecks keeps the suspense at a steady boil as his well-rounded characters fight for a corner in tumultuous London with humor and even humanity * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>Rebellion's Message</b> *

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