City of Fiends

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Simon & Schuster UK, Jan 3, 2013 - Fiction - 480 pages
28 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)

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This is the first time I have read one of Jecks' books as I was looking for a new author. I think I may have benefitted from reading soem of his other work first, but I still enjoyed it as it made a pleasant change from my usual historical fiction. Read full review

Review: City of Fiends (Knights Templar #31)

User Review  - J. Jones - Goodreads

This is the first time I have read one of Jecks' books as I was looking for a new author. I think I may have benefitted from reading soem of his other work first, but I still enjoyed it as it made a pleasant change from my usual historical fiction. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Michael Jecks is the author of the bestselling Knights Templar series, comprising thirty-two novels starring Baldwin de Furnshill. Fields of Glory is the first novel in a new trilogy, set around the Hundred Years' War. A regular speaker at library and literary events, he is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund at Exeter University. He lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.
To find out more visit his website http://www.michaeljecks.com, follow him on twitter @michaeljecks, or find him on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Michael.Jecks.autho

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