by Michael Jecks
‘Jecks keeps the suspense at a steady boil as his well-rounded characters fight for a corner in tumultuous London’ Publishers Weekly
‘I look forward to seeing what mishap next awaits the unlikely hero of Jack Blackjack’ Historical Novel Society
DANGER LIES IN WAIT IN TUDOR LONDON . . .
January, 1554. Light-fingered Jack Blackjack knows he’s not going to have a good day when he wakes with a sore head next to a dead body in a tavern’s yard. That would be bad enough – but when he discovers what’s in the dead man’s purse, the one he’d stolen, his day is set to get much worse. The purse explains why the mysterious man with the broad-brimmed hat wants to catch him. But so does the Lord Chancellor, as does the enigmatic Henry. In fact, almost everyone seems to be after Jack Blackjack.
If it weren’t for the rebel army marching on London determined to remove Queen Mary from her throne and install Lady Jane Grey in her place, Jack could leave the city – but with the bridge blocked and every gate manned, there’s no escape.
Instead he must try to work out who killed the man in the yard, and why. But it won’t be easy as the rebel army comes ever closer and the death toll mounts …
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Jecks keeps the suspense at a steady boil as his well-rounded characters fight for a corner in tumultuous London with humor and even humanity”
“This unlikely detective is neither brave nor wise nor very bright, but he's often quite funny as he doggedly tracks down an unexpected killer”
Rebellion’s Message by Michael Jecks is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9781780290850||1st December 2018||142 X 224mm||224||$28.99|
|Hardback||9781780290850||29th April 2016||142 X 224mm||224||£20.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727895370||1st July 2019||143 X 224mm||336||$36.95|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727895370||31st March 2017||143 X 224mm||336||£22.99|
|Paperback||9781780295695||31st January 2017||140 X 215mm||224||£12.99|