The Templar's Penance (Medieval West Country Series #15)

The Templar's Penance (Medieval West Country Series #15)

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by Michael Jecks
     
 

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Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock have been granted leave to go on pilgrimage, both seeking solace after the recent, traumatic events in Gidleigh. Together they travel across Europe to Santiago de Compostela but, as usual, danger is never far away. A beautiful young girl is found raped and murdered on a hillside. Baldwin and Simon lend their

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Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock have been granted leave to go on pilgrimage, both seeking solace after the recent, traumatic events in Gidleigh. Together they travel across Europe to Santiago de Compostela but, as usual, danger is never far away. A beautiful young girl is found raped and murdered on a hillside. Baldwin and Simon lend their investigative skills to the local enquiry, but the unexpected appearance of a face from Baldwin's past threatens both the investigation and Baldwin's very future.

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In Michael Jecks's 15th intricate historical, The Templar's Penance: A Medieval West Country Mystery, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock travel on pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela, where they find themselves looking into the brutal rape and murder of a young girl. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Bailiff Simon Puttock of Lydford and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, member of the once-powerful, now-destroyed, Order of the Knights Templar (The Mad Monk of Gidleigh, p. 575, etc.), make a pilgrimage south and discover that 14th-century vice flourishes just as strongly in Spain. Once they're settled in the home of elected investigator Munio in Santiago de Compestela, they're soon apprised of a series of crimes confounding their host. One outrage focuses on Prioress Dona Stephania of the convent at nearby Vigo. Now divorced from Gregory, her husband, and living in Compestela, she is being blackmailed on the basis of a one-time sexual indiscretion. When her faithful maid Joana volunteers to meet the blackmailer and make the payoff, both she and the money vanish. Her brutally raped and beaten body is found soon after, but not the payment. Her murder is but one in a series of puzzles for the doughty pair. Among the others is the killing of Matthew, a Knight Templar turned street beggar. The rash of felonies is enough to make Simon seriously ill. While he's nursed back to health by Munio's English-born wife Margarita, Baldwin sails to Portugal in pursuit of the man he thinks is Joana's killer. An overpopulated, overplotted saga: not one of Jecks's stronger efforts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755301713
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Medieval West Country Series, #15
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
774,332
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(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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