The Devil's Acolyte

Author:   Michael Jecks
Publisher:   Headline Publishing Group
ISBN:  

9780747267256


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   02 December 2002
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Author:   Michael Jecks
Publisher:   Headline Publishing Group
Imprint:   Headline Book Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 11.20cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 17.70cm
Weight:   0.230kg
ISBN:  

9780747267256


ISBN 10:   0747267251
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   02 December 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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'Michael Jecks has a way of dipping into the past and giving it the immediacy of a present-day newspaper article...He writes...with such convincing charm that you expect to walk round a corner in Tavistock and meet some of the characters...Jecks writes with passion and historical accuracy. Devon and Cornwall do not seem the same after reading his dramatic tales' Oxford Times '[Jecks] crafts his tales cunningly to draw his readers into past times that are as real as our own century' North Devon Journal TRAITOR OF ST GILES: 'Colourful the medieval world might have been, courtly and glamorous, but Michael Jecks exposes the seething hatreds, the primitive passions and the latent brutality lurking below the surface' Northern Echo 'Absorbing, light-hearted' Birmingham Post BELLADONNA AT BELSTONE: 'A commendable achievement' Kirkus Reviews 'Jecks draws his characters with a craftsman's hand, evokes atmosphere with the touch of an old master and keeps you wriggling on the hook of suspense as skilfully as Christie at her best. Enjoyable to the very end' Northern Echo 'Wickedly exciting' Newcastle Evening Chronicle SQUIRE THROWLEIGH'S HEIR: 'An inventive plot, memorable characters, steadily absorbing period background' Kirkus Reviews 'SQUIRE THROWLEIGH'S HEIR...[is] one of the most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels' The Times 'Jecks has a real knack of bringing to life the medieval era of the West Country...SQUIRE THROWLEIGH'S HEIR has enough twists and turns to satisfy everybody... An excellent adddtion to the series' Shots 'A very well told story with a violent yet convincing plot. Jecks succeeds in writing both a book which smells of the Middle Ages and yet is a detective story. No mean feat' Crime Time Praise for Michael Jecks: 'More superlative stuff from Jecks' NORTH LONDON NEWS A neatly constructed tale ... ... an absorbing page-turner ... The combination of Jecks's historical research, his caring descriptions of the Devon countryside, his neat way of drawing characters, are shown to their best advantage in this book. SHOTS 'A tortuous and exciting plot... The construction of the story and the sense of period are excellent' Shots 'A gem of historical storytelling...authentic recreation of the modes and manners, superstitions and primitive fears that made up the colourful but brutal tableau of the Middle Ages' Northern Echo 'Girt about with a goodly helping of period authenticity...ends up with a thrilling cop and robber chase on horseback' Oxford Times 'A goodly tale in the vein of Cadfael, and equally enjoyable' Coventry Evening Telegraph 'Like Ellis Peters' Cadfael, Puttock is a carefully drawn character who combines the whodunnit format with a loving attention to detail, with lively, intriguing descriptions. It...will help you turn back the pages of history and enjoy the depth and texture of a long-vanished England' Croydon Advertiser 'A medieval mystery to rank with the best' Northern Echo 'Brisk medieval whodunnit' Literary Review 'Tremendously successful medieval mystery series' Sunday Independent 'Jecks' knowledge of medieval history is impressive and is used here to good effect' Crime Time 'One of the most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels' The Times -- The Times 'Tremendously successful medieval mystery series' Sunday Independent -- Sunday Independent


'One of the most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels' The Times -- The Times 'Tremendously successful medieval mystery series' Sunday Independent -- Sunday Independent


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Author Website:   http://www.michaeljecks.co.uk

Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on writing and the study of medieval history, especially that of Devon and Cornwall. He lives with his family in northern Dartmoor.

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Author Website:   http://www.michaeljecks.co.uk

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