The Knights Templar Collection

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9781472228017
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Fiction

THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR COLLECTION brings together three engrossing novels in the widely acclaimed and much loved Knights Templar series. Escape into the evocative medieval world of Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock, as you join them on the suspenseful trail of three murder mysteries. THE MAD MONK OF GIDLEIGH: As the winter of 1323 descends on Dartmoor, who could blame the young priest, Father Mark, for seeking affection from the miller's daughter, Mary? But when Mary and her unborn child are found dead, Mark is the obvious suspect. Called to investigate, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock soon begin to have their doubts. And by the time their search is over, life will never be quite the same again. THE TEMPLAR'S PENANCE: It is the summer of 1323, and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock have been granted leave to go on pilgrimage. When a beautiful girl is found murdered on a hillside en route to Santiago de Compostela, the friends are among the first on the scene. As Baldwin and Simon lend their skills to the inquiry, the unexpected appearance of a face from Baldwin's past could threaten the investigation, as well as the future of Baldwin himself... THE OUTLAWS OF ENNOR: On return from pilgrimage, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock's ship is attacked by pirates, and Simon sees Baldwin washed overboard. On the island of Ennor, Simon must investigate the murder of the island's hated tax collector while, unbeknownst to his friend, Baldwin begins to unpick the same murder on the other side of the island. Can the pair uncover the truth in time to prevent certain massacre?

Mystery of the Templars

Author: Martina André
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732547586
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Fiction

In 1156, the sixth Grand Master of the Knights Templar brings a mysterious object from Jerusalem to his homeland in the South of France. "The Head of Wisdom," as the strange artifact is called, ensures that the Order achieves unprecedented wealth. But in October 1307, the French king fights against the Templars. All commanderies of the Templars are closed, all members arrested. Templar Commander Lieutenant Gero of Breydenbach is to flee to Germany with the "Head of Wisdom" to keep their secret. A truly fantastic journey begins. Suddenly he finds himself in 2004 - dependent on a fascinating young woman, who might help him to fulfill his mission ... Perfectly researched. Historically accurate. Based on a real Legend. "Mystery of the Templar” is an outstanding adventure!

The Last Templar

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471126468
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Fiction

Paris, 1307. A Knight Templar weeps as he watches his friends, broken by torture, go to their deaths at the stake. Pope Clement has destroyed the Order, persuaded of corruption within it. All that remains is the desire for vengeance against those who defiled the Order’s name. Devon 1316. Simon Puttock is the newly appointed bailiff of Lydford Castle, but has little experience of violence. A charred body is found in a burned-out cottage, and only the new lord, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, deduces that the victim was dead before the fire began. Together, Simon and Baldwin begin to piece together the events of the man’s last days. Then word comes of another murder, and this time the victim was burned alive…

Banquo s Son

Author: T.K. Roxborogh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781742288512
Release Date: 2009-09-28
Genre: Fiction

'Do you think that fate controls our lives or that we have the freedom to choose our own path?' For Fleance, the only son of Banquo, Thane of Lochaber, the time has come to make a choice. Since his father's brutal murder ten years ago, he has hidden in the woods of Northern England, keeping his identity a secret from all. Now Fleance must unmask his enemies and discover why he is plagued by his father's ghost. But everything in life has a price. Fleance must sacrifice his love for Rosie and journey back to his homeland if he is to find the answers and fulfil his father's dying wish. The choices he makes will change his life forever while the secrets from his past threaten to bring down the throne of Scotland. An epic tale of love, loss and revenge set amidst the turmoil of Scotland after Macbeth.

The Last Paradise

Author: Antonio Garrido
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
ISBN: 1503941884
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Jack Beilis once lived the American dream: custom suits, new cars, and the best clubs. But by 1931, he has sunk so low he cannot feed himself or his ailing father. Now he barely has time to wipe the blood from his hands before he finds himself on a ship from New York to Moscow, running from a crime he never intended. Desperate for an escape route, Jack wants to believe stories of a worker's paradise in the Soviet Union. Maybe the distance between Ellis Island and Red Square will let him leave poverty--and his pursuers--far behind. Jack accepts an opportunity at the Stalingrad Ford Factory and embarks on a new life. What he finds, though, is a surveillance society, empty store shelves, and a dangerous network of black markets. There seems to be no way out, until Jack meets Dr. Natasha Lobanova. Could this Russian beauty be his deliverance? When Natasha's own dark history surfaces, Jack's fate is threatened. With betrayals and secrets everywhere, Jack struggles to trust anyone or anything...even his own heart.

The Mad Monk of Gidleigh

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
ISBN: 0755301684
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

As the winter of 1323 descends on Dartmoor, life has never seemed so bleak to the young priest in his isolated, windswept chapel. It is a far cry from the cathedral cities of Europe of which he dreamed as a novice. So who could blame him for accepting some longed-for human contact and companionship when it is offered by the local miller's daughter, Mary? But when Mary and the unborn child she carried are found brutally murdered, it is obvious where the villagers will point the finger of blame. However, investigators Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and Bailiff Simon Puttock soon begin to have their doubts. It becomes clear that Mary was far from the simple village girl she seemed. What exactly was her relationship with the Squire of Gidleigh, Sir Ralph, who is uncharacteristically grief-stricken at her death? Whatever it was, could it be that he himself was responsible for her death? Or perhaps Osbert, the mill-hand whose love she rejected time and again, could withstand his torment no longer? In their search for the truth, Baldwin and Simon unwittingly put themselves in the greatest danger they have ever faced, and by the time the investigation is over, life for themselves and their families will never be the same again...

The Lair of the White Fox e novella

Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9781472238672
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Genre: Fiction

Travel back in time with the first ever case from super-sleuth, Sister Fidelma, in this gripping Celtic mini mystery. The perfect introduction to Peter Tremayne's highly-acclaimed historical crime series. Ireland, AD 659. Sister Fidelma is in her final year of study at Brehon Morann's law school, and en route to visit an old friend, Lúach, in her family home. But things take a sinister turn when Fidelma arrives to discover that Lúach has been missing for five days. Has someone driven her from the enclave of her home, or are there darker forces at work? The deeper Fidelma digs, the more questions she unearths. It's clear that there is far more to Lúach's disappearance than those closest to her are letting on, and only Fidelma has the conviction to pursue the case. Can she untangle the truth in time to save her?

The Outlaws of Ennor

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472219770
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Fiction

On the return from their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, in the summer of 1323, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock's ship is attacked by pirates. They fight their attackers off, but then there are too few shipmen when a terrible storm strikes. As the ship breaks up, Simon sees Baldwin washed overboard. Distraught, Simon makes his way to shore. But on the island of Ennor, he must put aside his fears and investigate the murder of Robert, the island's hated tax collector, at the behest of master of the castle, Ranulph de Blancminster. Meanwhile, washed up on the other side of the island, Baldwin begins his own investigation of the same murder. As the friends dig deeper, they become embroiled in a bitter rivalry between the two island communities. Can they uncover the truth in time to prevent certain massacre?

The Last Templar

Author: Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101158557
Release Date: 2006-01-19
Genre: Fiction

"The Last Templar" miniseries is now available on DVD! For more information, click here. "It has served us well, this myth of Christ." Pope Leo X, 16th Century In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar opens with a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escaping to the sea carrying a mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order's dying Grand Master. The ship vanishes without a trace. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights emerge from Central Park and ride up the Fifth Avenue steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the blacktie opening of a Treasures of the Vatican exhibit. Storming through the crowds, the horsemen brutally attack anyone standing between them and their prize. Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror as the leader of the horsemen hones in on one piece in particular, a strange geared device. He utters a few cryptic Latin words as he takes hold of it with reverence before leading the horsemen out and disappearing into the night. In the aftermath, an FBI investigation is led by anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly. Soon, he and Tess are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading Knights, plunging them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars. From the Paperback edition.

Stalking Nabokov

Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231158572
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.

The Abbot s Gibbet

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471126420
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Fiction

1319: Tavistock's fair has drawn merchants and tradesmen from all over England and beyond. In the middle of the merry-making, Will Ruby is shocked to discover a headless corpse. Baldwin and Simon are guests of Abbot Robert Champeaux, and Abbot Robert asks them to investigate. Not the easiest task, with no head to put to the body...

The Crediton Killings

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471126390
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Fiction

Crediton is expecting the arrival of the Bishop of Exeter, Walter Stapledon. A band of mercenaries has arrived in the town under their leader, Sir Hector de Gorsone. Rumours abound that they terrorize travellers, have no respect even for the cloth, and that Sir Hector has seduced a local maid. When Simon and Baldwin attend the Bishop's welcome dinner, they are called to learn that the mercenaries have complained of theft, and then discover the body of a young woman hidden in a chest: the first of the Crediton killings.

Pilgrim s War

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471150036
Release Date: 2018-02-08
Genre: Fiction

The first instalment of a thrilling new crusader series in the style of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. France, 1096. Crowds gather in Sens to hear the man known as the Hermit speak. He talks of a pilgrimage to the city of Jerusalem, one filled with promise for the Christian soldiers who march with him. Sybille knows the perils of the road ahead, but she has no choice. Her husband is a reckless gambler, easily swayed by the Hermit’s words. She must follow her husband and join the great pilgrimage. For Odo, the pilgrimage is all. It provides him an opportunity to demonstrate his faith and piety. His brother Fulk seeks relief from boredom and the restraints of apprenticeship. He craves adventure and excitement. Jeanne and Guillemette have been treated badly by the men in their life but this is their chance for redemption and a brighter future. But life on the road for two women alone will be perilous . . . On the long road to Jerusalem, right and wrong, love and hate, virtue and sins will become blurred. Each must survive as best they can. Who will live to reach it – and will the sacrifices they must make to get there be worth the price they all must pay? What readers are saying about Michael Jecks ‘A cracking read in the best style of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, this will delight existing fans and bring many more to the fold’ Manda Scott ‘Vivid imagination and gripping prose – exactly what I expected from Michael Jecks’ Anthony Riches ‘Michael Jecks at his very best. A breath-taking adventure which sweeps the reader directly into the heat, passion and horror of the infamous siege. Michael Jecks’ detailed knowledge of medieval warfare sets this novel ablaze. Utterly enthralling’ Karen Maitland ‘Classic Jecks – and that’s as good as it gets!’ Susanna Gregory ‘Compellingly brought to life – both bloody reality and glorious courage’ Julian Stockwin ‘Michael Jecks is the master of the medieval whodunit. I want more’ Robert Low ‘Well told and often graphically chilling’ Historical Novel Society ‘Wonderfully descriptive battle sequences . . . a cracking read and a series that Historical Fiction fans will just love’ Falcata Times

The Templar the Queen and Her Lover

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472219855
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Fiction

Queen Isabella, wife to Edward II of England, has been dispatched to France in an attempt to bring about peace between the two countries, and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill must accompany her with his friend Simon Puttock. But the day after their arrival, a servant is found murdered, with Baldwin's dagger lying next to the body. As Baldwin struggles to prove his innocence, the killer strikes again. With so many English enemies gathering in Paris, will he be able to expose the culprit in time to protect the diplomats and their mission?

Eyeball Compendium

Author: Stephen Thrower
Publisher: Fab Press
ISBN: 1903254175
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Performing Arts

Editor of one of the smartest and most stylish magazines on alternative, cult and art cinema since 1989, Stephen Thrower now brings readers a complete collection of every issue of the hugely influential EYEBALL - plus a vast amount of new material - all in one affordable, fully illustrated book. Contents include: interviews with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michele Soavi, Andrzej Sulawski, Ulli Lommel and many more; features on Argento, Fulci, Avati, Cronenberg, Freda, Warhol and more; plus reviews from writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Alan Jones and Kim Newman. In b/w.