Dispensation Of Death by Michael Jecks

Thanks for a wonderful review! Hugely appreciated.

In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel

dispensation-of-death-2Sir 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 threats mount around him, with pressure coming from France for the King to relinquish his lands, he decides on a dangerous path – he hires an assassin to kill the Queen. But when one of the Queen’s handmaidens is slain instead and a body is found in the throne room, it seems that things did not go to plan – but who has upset Sir Hugh’s plans?

Baldwin finds himself enlisted to find the killer, but he has a dangerous enemy in Sir Hugh. He thwarted his plans once before in Devon, but Sir Hugh knows Baldwin’s secret – and if he reveals that…

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