The Leper's Return

The Leper's Return

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by Michael Jecks
     
 

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The Knights Templar

They were warrior monks, dedicated to the protection of pilgrims in the Holy Land—until an avaricious king destroyed the order. One knight, however, escaped the stake, vowing justice for his murdered brothers.

A fatal tide of intolerance

With civil war looming, tensions are high in the town of Crediton—and the foul

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The Knights Templar

They were warrior monks, dedicated to the protection of pilgrims in the Holy Land—until an avaricious king destroyed the order. One knight, however, escaped the stake, vowing justice for his murdered brothers.

A fatal tide of intolerance

With civil war looming, tensions are high in the town of Crediton—and the foul murder of a local gold merchant and assault on his daughter merely feed the flames. Keeper of the King's Peace and former Knight Templar, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, and his partner, Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford, must find the culprit and resist the temptation to quickly condemn the most obvious suspect. But their cool heads may not prevail, for rumors are spreading that suggest the lepers of St. Lawrence's hospital—the shunned outcasts of society—are somehow responsible for Crediton's current ills. And any delay on the part of Furnshill and Puttock in apprehending a killer may well lead to a full-scale slaughter of the despised unfortunates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061847523
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
339,705
File size:
814 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry when he began writing the internationally successful Templar series. There are now twenty books starring Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock, with more to follow. The series has been translated into all the major European languages and sells worldwide. The Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association for the year 2004–2005, Michael is a keen supporter of new writing and has helped many new authors through the Debut Dagger Award. He is a founding member of Medieval Murderers, and regularly talks on medieval matters as well as writing.

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Leper's Return (Medieval West Country Series #6) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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This book was not what I expected which made it more enjoyable. It is a murder mystery set in medieval England at the time of the wars between Scotland and England which is barely relevant to the story. A leper hospital, an extramarital affair or two, a courtship (or a few), a good man and a good woman, love that is truly everlasting (applicable to several situations), and a good deal more make the story. Another reviewer can better tell the story than I can. I liked the author's style. It was halfway through the book that I realized the author was not taking me on crusade to the Holy Land, but he did take me on a journey of sorts: What is leprosy? How is one infected? Is there any cure for this horrible disease other than the miracle cures done by Jesus Christ? I went on a tangent of my own and my discoveries were interesting. In the days when Christ was walking the earth, there was no cure. That made His cures absolutely and without question miraculous! One of the leprous characters in the book was not a true leper. Imagine his elation upon learning that bit of information! That is the way the book went--here, there, everywhere, which usually dooms a book. Not here though. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The author's mechanics of good writing were superb. Thank you, Mr. Jecks, for a good read.
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Linda Strasser More than 1 year ago
THIS SERIES IS WONDERFUL. I WANT MORE!!!!!
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