Dispensation of Death (Medieval West Country Series #23)

Dispensation of Death (Medieval West Country Series #23)

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by Michael Jecks
     
 

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1325: England is a hotbed of paranoia under the reign of the increasingly unpredictable Edward II and his lover, Sir Hugh le Despenser. When the Queen's lady-in-waiting is slaughtered and a man's body, hideously mutilated, is discovered behind the throne, the King demands to be avenged. Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, an experienced investigator of murders, is

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1325: England is a hotbed of paranoia under the reign of the increasingly unpredictable Edward II and his lover, Sir Hugh le Despenser. When the Queen's lady-in-waiting is slaughtered and a man's body, hideously mutilated, is discovered behind the throne, the King demands to be avenged. Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, an experienced investigator of murders, is appointed to track down the killer, aided by his friend, Simon Puttock. In an age of corruption, when the king's friends can use torture, blackmail and murder to promote their ends, a rural knight and bailiff must fight to stay alive.

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From the Publisher

"A delightful medieval series."  Publishers Weekly 

"The whole series belongs in any collection where historicals are popular."  —Library Journal

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755332816
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Medieval West Country Series, #23
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
793,899
Product dimensions:
4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

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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