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The Dead Don't Wait

Michael Jecks



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Creme de la Crime
01 September 2019
Fiction & Literature; Historical mysteries
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:   01 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.

Reviews for The Dead Don't Wait

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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A Missed Murder

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