The Templar, the Queen and Her Lover (Last Templar Mysteries 24): Conspiracies and intrigue abound in this thrilling medieval mystery

Author:   Michael Jecks
Publisher:   Headline Publishing Group
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9780755332847


Pages:   512
Publication Date:   12 June 2008
Format:   Paperback
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Bloody revenge on the streets of Paris threaten Baldwin's royal mission in the next novel in this brilliant medieval crime series. Isabella, Queen of England, has been dispatched to France in an attempt to bring about peace between the two countries, and Baldwin must accompany her. But the day after their arrival, a servant is found murdered, with Baldwin's dagger lying next to the body. As Baldwin struggles to prove his innocence, the killer strikes again. With so many English enemies gathering in Paris, will Baldwin be able to expose the culprit in time to protect the English King?

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Author:   Michael Jecks
Publisher:   Headline Publishing Group
Imprint:   Headline Book Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 11.30cm , Height: 3.40cm , Length: 18.10cm
Weight:   0.280kg
ISBN:  

9780755332847


ISBN 10:   0755332849
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   12 June 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Memorable characters, steadily absorbing period background . . . a commendable achievement. --Kirkus Reviews


An honorable English knight confronts danger and deception on a mission to France.Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his bailiff Simon Puttock have been ordered to join the escorts of Queen Isabella, sister of the French king and unhappy wife of Edward II, king of England. Edward is still carrying on a scandalous romance with greedy, vicious Sir Hugh le Despenser, whose hold on the king is ruining the country. Now that England has lost the land it held in France, Isabella's mission is to negotiate with her brother for its return. Even before the trip starts, several murders in London are used to blackmail a troupe of English musicians to join the queen's retinue in order to spy on her. Along the way a French count is killed and Baldwin is framed for the crime. Still more fatalities await in Paris. As Baldwin investigates, he senses the disparate murders are connected, but there is no one but Simon he can trust. Even the other members of his party have their own agendas, some as spies for Despenser and others for Roger Mortimer, a valiant English general, whose hatred for Despenser has cost him dearly. As usual in Jecks (The Malice of Unnatural Death, 2007, etc.), the meticulous period detail paints a compelling portrait of medieval life, this time with the bonus of a well-integrated mystery. (Kirkus Reviews)


Each page is densely packed with cuckolding, coarseness, lewdness, lechery, gore galore, but also with nobility. A heady mix. -- North Devon Journal


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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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