Michael Jecks brings us the twenty-sixth Knights Templar mystery in The King of Thieves, a gripping medieval adventure in 14th-century France.
On a diplomatic mission in France, Sir Baldwin and Simon encounter more than they bargained for...
Baldwin and Simon uncover a deadly assassination plot in The King of Thieves, a gripping mystery in Michael Jecks' hugely popular medieval crime series. Perfect for fans of Paul Doherty and Susanna Gregory.
'Complicated, well-populated, written with cross-cutting gusto, and accompanied by scholarly extras' - Ellery Queen Magazine
1325: Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Simon Puttock are in France guarding King Edward's son on his perilous journey to meet the French king, Charles IV. But they are unaware that King Edward's wife Isabella is disaffected and plotting her revenge...
What first appears a simple diplomatic mission is fast becoming lethally dangerous. Meanwhile, two murders in Paris are causing alarm. Is there a connection between the killings and the shadowy 'King' of thieves? Simon and Baldwin know the future of the English crown is at risk. And in order to protect it they must put their own lives in jeopardy.
What readers are saying about The King of Thieves:
'Fast pace, intricate plot, well-drawn characters and good period feel make this a must for all fans of this genre'
'I cannot praise Michael Jecks' writing highly enough, his books always keep me guessing right to the end'
'Fantastic read - five stars'
Praise for Michael Jecks: 'Michael Jecks is the master of the medieval whodunnit
The most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels - The Times
If you care for a well-researched visit to medieval England, don't pass this series - Historical Novels Review
Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on his writing. He is the founder of Medieval Murderers, has been Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association, and helped create the Historical Writers' Association. Keen to help new writers, for some years he organised the Debut Dagger competition, and is now organising the AsparaWriting festival for new writers at Evesham. He has judged many prizes,including the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. Michael is an international speaker on writing and for business. He lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.