A Murder Too Soon
by Michael Jecks

Jack Blackjack is ordered to eliminate a spy in Princess Elizabeth’s household in this engaging Tudor mystery.

June, 1554.
Former cutpurse and now professional assassin Jack Blackjack has deep misgivings about his latest assignment. He has been despatched to the Palace of Woodstock, where Queen Mary’s half-sister Princess Elizabeth is being kept under close guard. Jack’s employer has reason to believe that a spy has been installed within the princess’s household, and Jack has been ordered to kill her.

Jack has no choice but to agree. But he arrives at Woodstock to discover that a murder has already been committed.

As he sets out to prove his innocence by uncovering the real killer, Jack finds the palace to be a place steeped in misery and deceit; a hotbed of illicit love affairs, seething resentments, clashing egos and bitter jealousies. But who among Woodstock’s residents is hiding a deadly secret – and will Jack survive long enough to find out?

Reviews

Plot twists abound, but the novel’s greatest strength is its jaunty tone, plunging the reader into raucous Elizabethan England

Publishers Weekly

Michael Jecks

Michael Jecks is the author of more than thirty novels in the Knights Templar medieval mystery series, and four previous Bloody Mary Tudor mysteries. A former Chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association, he lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.

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Editions

A Murder Too Soon by Michael Jecks is available in the following formats

Hardback97817802909801st September 2017145 X 223mm224$28.99
Hardback978178029098031st May 2017145 X 223mm224£20.99
Ebook97817801089881st September 2017N/A224$10.99
Ebook97817801089881st September 2017N/A224£8.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789340630th April 2018142 X 222mm336$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072789340628th February 2018142 X 222mm336£22.99
Paperback97817802958176th November 2018140 X 216mm224$17.95
Paperback978178029581731st August 2018140 X 216mm224£12.99
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