The Dead Don’t Wait
by Michael Jecks
Jack Blackjack stands accused of killing a priest in the wickedly entertaining new Bloody Mary Tudor mystery.
April, 1555. A priest has been stabbed to death in the village of St Botolph, to the east of the City of London, his body left to rot by the roadside – and Jack Blackjack stands accused of his murder.
As well as clearing his name, Jack has his own reasons for wanting to find out who really killed the priest – but this is an investigation where nothing is as it seems. Was it a random attack by a desperate outlaw, or do the answers lie in the murdered priest’s past? As he questions those who knew the dead man, Jack is faced with a number of conflicting accounts – and it’s clear that not everyone can be telling him the whole truth.
But Jack is about to be sidetracked from the investigation … with disastrous consequences.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Enjoyable … Fans of Elizabethan historicals will have fun”
“The improbably and delightfully humorous protagonist moves the story to a surprising conclusion”
“Entertaining … Jecks brings the seamy side of Tudor London to life through rich, atmospheric descriptions of its taverns, brothels and streets”
Publishers Weekly on A Missed Murder
“An unlikely and amusing sleuth who manages to solve a tricky mystery against all odds”
Kirkus Reviews on A Murder Too Soon
“Engrossing … Plot twists abound, but the novel’s greatest strength is its jaunty tone, plunging the reader into raucous Elizabethan England”
Publishers Weekly on A Murder Too Soon
“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”
Publishers Weekly on Rebellion’s Message
The Dead Don’t Wait by Michael Jecks is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9781780291208||1st November 2019||145 X 226mm||256||$28.99|
|Hardback||9781780291208||31st July 2019||145 X 226mm||256||£20.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727892645||26th May 2020||145 X 225mm||352||$36.95|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727892645||31st March 2020||145 X 225mm||352||£22.99|
|Paperback||9781780296319||2nd June 2020||139 X 216mm||256||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780296319||28th February 2020||139 X 216mm||256||£12.99|