Squire Throwleigh's Heir

Squire Throwleigh's Heir

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It's late spring in 1321 and as Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, prepares for his wedding, he receives news that one of his guests, Roger, Squire of Throwleigh has just died. The new master of Throwleigh is little Herbert, five years old and isolated in his grief, for his distraught mother Katherine unfairly blames him for her husband's death. At Lady Katherine's visible rejection of her son, Baldwin feels deeply disturbed about the new heir's apparent lack of protection. For having inherited a large estate and much wealth, the five-year-old will doubtless have made some dangerous enemies...When Herbert is fatally hit by a horse and cart just a few days later, seemingly by accident, Baldwin and his friend, Bailiff Simon Puttock, suspect foul play. As they begin to investigate the facts, they are increasingly convinced that Herbert was murdered; but little do Baldwin and Simon realise that their investigation will lead them to the most sinister and shocking murder they have encountered yet.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 106 x 172 x 28mm | 181.44g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0747259526
  • 9780747259527
  • 309,742

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 and his wife now live in northern Dartmoor..show more

Review quote

'SQUIRE THROWLEIGH'S HEIR...[is] one of the most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels' -- THE TIMES 'An inventive plot, memorable characters, steadily absorbing period background' -- KIRKUS REVIEWS 'Jecks has a real knack of bringing to life the medieval era of the West Country...SQUIRE THROWLEIGH'S HEIR has enough twists and turns to satisfy everybody... An excellent adddtion to the series' -- SHOTS 'An engaging and well-written book, SQUIRE THROWLEIGH'S HEIR is packed full of fascinating, well-research historical detail, vivid, full-bodied characters and possesses a teasing, labrinthine plot that keeps the reader guessing until the very end' -- CRIME TIME 'Like all Jecks's tales, this one is a nicely detailed and tightly argued, with involving action and memorable characters. The whole series belongs in any collection where historicals are popular' -- LIBRARY JOURNALshow more

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418 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 34% (141)
4 41% (172)
3 22% (92)
2 3% (11)
1 0% (2)
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