British writer Michael Jecks has been dubbed the master of the medieval murder mystery. His Knights Templar mystery series is thirty-one books strong and growing. These books feature Sir Baldwin Furnshill, a former Knight Templar,and his partner in crime fighting, Simon Puttock, the Bailiff of Lydford Castle. Jecks also founded Medieval Murderers, a group of writers who focus on historicals and historical mysteries. Jecks, along with fellow members CJ Sansom, Bernard Knight, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden, Ian Morson, and Karen Maitland, are available for speaking events, and have also coauthored six medieval mysteries. (more…)
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Posted in Interviews, tagged 14th century england, City of Fiends, Dartmoor, Devon, Exeter, King's Gold, Knights Templar Mysteries, Medieval Murderers, Michael Jecks, Simon Puttock, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, The Last Templar on June 23, 2012 | 1 Comment »
From the Mean Streets of Elizabethan London to the Cathedral Towns of England: The Historical Mysteries of Philip Gooden
Posted in Interviews, tagged cathedral towns, Elizabethan London, Medieval Murderers, Nick Revill, Philip Gooden, Shakespeare, The Durham Deception, The Ely Testament, The Salisbury Manuscript, Thomas Ansell, Victorian England on April 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Philip Gooden is a versatile British author of fiction and nonfiction. Former chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association, he is known for his Nick Revill series, set in Elizabethan London, sometimes referred to as the Shakespearian Murder Mystery Series. More recently he has penned the Thomas Ansell Victorian sequence, featuring this London attorney and set in various cathedral towns from which the books in the series take their titles. Also, working with fellow authors Susanna Gregory, Michael Jecks, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, and C.J. Sansom under the joint pseudonym of the Medieval Murderers, he has helped to write a number of well-received historical mysteries.
The London Guardian has dubbed Gooden’s historical mysteries “great fun,” while Publishers Weekly declared: “Gooden will give you a gratifying taste of the danger and excitement of that lusty place and time.” (more…)