The Tuesday Night Bloggers – In Praise Of Michael Jecks

Originally posted on In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel:
In my final contribution to the Tuesday Night Bloggers Mystery and History month, I thought I’d take the opportunity to sing the praises of one of the masters of the genre. An author whose every book sheds new light on the dim and distant past…

Dispensation Of Death by Michael Jecks

Originally posted on In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel:
Sir Baldwin de Furnshill has reluctantly accepted a position in Edward II’s Parliament and is heading to London with Simon Puttock, accompanying the Bishop of Exeter. But London is a dangerous place. Sir Hugh le Despenser, lover and councillor of the King, is worried. As…

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In Praise of Crime

I’m in the middle of writing another book just now, the follow up to Rebellion’s Message, in which the often confused Jack Blackjack continues to try to escape a fresh series of tribulations in the early part of Bloody Mary’s reign. It got me thinking about what it is that really appeals to me about … Continue reading

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Nose to the Grindstone

Yes, I know I said I was going to be writing more regularly … but just now the main writing has to be the work on the next Jack Blackjack book, which has to be complete by end November. It’s been a very bitty year, this. Little bits of work on so many different projects, … Continue reading

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Beginning a New Story

This week I’m embarking on a new novel, and I’m going back to my roots. Yes, it’s a crime novel. I’ve had a few people ask me how I actually get started with a book. The simple answer is, I don’t know. The ideas begin when I have a basic concept occur to. Sometimes that … Continue reading

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Back at the Desk

I’m back! Apologies for my radio silence. With the pressure of writing, as well as losing two good friends, the blog has had to take a back seat. I’ve been doing more painting than blogging. However, it doesn’t mean I’ve been slowing down. In the first quarter I managed to republish Act of Vengeance, For … Continue reading

Fields of Glory

Originally posted on S.J.A.Turney's Books & More:
I’ve been meaning to read one of Jecks’ books for some time, given the high recommendations they seem to garner from my friends. I picked this one up for a read, knowing it was the first in a series. I was rather confused for…

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Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt – a Campaign of Dissimulation and Distortion

I think it’s time to poke my head over the parapet. First, apologies if this comes across as a little rambling. It is a work in progress, as you will see. First of all, I love Europe. I love France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Greece, and would love to visit many other countries. I love them … Continue reading

Shared from WordPress – Excellent Reviews!

Please read this.  An excellent review site where three of my books have been picked for this month, and two picked as winners! The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – April 2016 – http://wp.me/p1fNuE-1vp

Chronodex for Michael Jecks

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Yesterday I put up a blogpost that managed to garner some 500 hits in the afternoon, to my surprise. It seems that I’m not the only guy who likes to fiddle and have a new diary format. I did not invent the Chronodex, and so I didn’t want to put up a downloadable version. However, … Continue reading