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”
“Readers who enjoy the period details as much as the plot will be entertained”
“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|
|Ebook||9781448303243||1st September 2019||N/A||256||$10.99|
|Ebook||9781448303243||2nd September 2019||N/A||256||£8.99|
|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|
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