The Traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks

Just so grateful for these reviews from a guy who is admirable as an independent reviewer. I do hope he continues to enjoy the series into the later books. And yes, I feel guilty about Chopsie too!

In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel

The Traitor of St Giles1321, Tiverton. Philip Dyne has confessed to the murder of a young woman and has sought sanctuary in the church of St Peter’s. As per the law, he has to walk to the coast along the King’s highway and leave the country. If he were to leave the highway, then he can be lawfully executed.

Sir Gilbert of Carlisle has come to Tiverton on a mission to find support for the Despenser family in the civil war that people believe is coming. And in an effort to persuade the Lords to support them, he carries with him a lot of gold…

Soon they both lie dead in the woods – Philip has been decapitated and Gilbert has been stabbed in the back. The assumption is that Philip killed Gilbert for his money and was then executed as a murderer. But how could a simple peasant kill an armed knight? And…

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2 Responses to “The Traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks”
  1. Old Trooper says:

    One of the many great titles in the series!

    Like

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