The Devil's Acolyte

The Devil's Acolyte

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Amidst the myth and folklore of Tavistock, one tale above all others strikes fear into the hearts of the town's inhabitants - that of the murders on the Abbot's Way -whereby a young acolyte paid the price for stealing his abbot's wine when the devil himself led him to his death on the treacherous Devon moors. Now, in the autumn of 1322, it looks as though history may be repeating itself. Abbot Robert has found his wine barrel empty, and a body has been discovered on the moors. Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock are called upon to investigate but it soon becomes apparent that it's not just wine that's gone missing from the abbey, and the body on the moor isn't the last ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 118 x 174 x 34mm | 220g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747267251
  • 9780747267256
  • 392,325

Review quote

'One of the most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels' The Times -- The Times 'Tremendously successful medieval mystery series' Sunday Independent -- Sunday Independentshow more

About Michael Jecks

Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on writing and the study of medieval history, especially that of Devon and Cornwall. He lives with his family in northern Dartmoor.show more

Review Text

'One of the most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels' The Times The Timesshow more

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266 ratings
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3 21% (56)
2 3% (7)
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