City of Fiends

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Simon & Schuster, Limited, Jan 1, 2013 - Detective and mystery stories - 480 pages
12 Reviews
It's 1327 and England is in turmoil. King Edward II has been removed from the throne and his son installed in his place. The old man's rule had proved a disaster for the realm and many hope that his removal may mean the return of peace to England's cities.
Keeper of the King's Peace Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock had been tasked with guarding Edward II, but they have failed in their task and now ride fast to Exeter to inform the sheriff of the old king's escape.
In Exeter, the sheriff has problems of his own. Overnight the body of a young maid has been discovered, lying bloodied and abandoned in a dirty alleyway. The city's gates had been shut against the lawlessness outside, so the perpetrator must still lie within the sanctuary of the town.
When Baldwin de Furnshill arrives, along with Sir Richard de Welles, a companion of old, he is tasked with uncovering the truth behind this gruesome murder. But, in a city where every man hides a secret, his task will be far from easy…

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Review: City of Fiends (Knights Templar #31)

User Review  - Tracy Enright - Goodreads

This is the 31st Knights Templar novel and is set in a time when Edward II has been deposed in favour of his son. Baldwin de Furnshill and Simon Puttock have been charged with guarding the old king ... Read full review

Review: City of Fiends (Knights Templar #31)

User Review  - Lana Sims - Goodreads

As always, the historical research accuracy is superb. I did find that I had no doubts as to the murderer for a long time before the characters in the story, but the psychological detail about the ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Michael Jecks was born in Surrey, United Kingdom in 1960. He worked as a computer salesman for thirteen years before becoming a full-time author of medieval murder mysteries. His first book, The Last Templar, was published in 1994. Most of his books are either based on Dartmoor legends or on actual events recorded in Coroner's Rolls or the Crown Pleas of the Devon Eyre. He writes the Knights Templar series as well as The Medieval Murderers with Bernard Knight, Ian Morsen, Susannah Gregory, and Phillip Gooden. In 2007, his twenty-first novel, The Death Ship of Dartmouth was short-listed for the Theakston's Old Peculier prize for the best crime novel of the year.

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