Michael Jecks' other novels include "The Devil's Acolyte", "The Sticklepath Strangler" and "The Tournament of Blood".
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 and his wife and daughter now live in northern Dartmoor.
Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock investigate a Dartmoor murder in Michael Jecks's The Mad Monk of Gidleigh, the 14th entry in his dependable medieval West Country mystery series. Did an isolated young priest do in the pregnant daughter of the local miller-or could it have been one of her many admirers or even her strangely behaving father? Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
"Memorable characters, steadily absorbing period background...a
"Nicely detailed and tightly argued, with involving and memorable characters. The whole series belongs in any collection where historicals are popular."
When the miller's pregnant daughter is found murdered, villagers suspect her lover, the local young priest-who promptly disappears. Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock, series investigators (The Devil's Acolyte), find other suspects as well, including the Squire of Gidleigh and a lowly mill hand. A meaty historical for ready appetites. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.