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Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery

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How far would you go to get justice for the one you love?

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The trick is to marry for love—a task easier said than done!

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They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid.

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True love deserves a second chance . . . .

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Shocking evidence hits close to home...


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Also by Michael Jecks:

The Leper's Return, September 2006
The Abbot's Gibbet, May 2006
Paperback (reprint)
The Crediton Killings, January 2006
Paperback (reprint)
The Merchant's Partner, December 2004
Paperback (reprint)
The Last Templar, December 2004
A Moorland Hanging, December 2004
The Templar's Penance, October 2003
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The Leper's Return
Michael Jecks

Knights Templar #6
September 2006
Featuring: Baldwin Furnshill; Simon Puttock
416 pages
ISBN: 0060846585
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Mystery Arcane

It is 1320 and civil war is looming in England as the monk Ralph of Houndeslow rides into Crediton. Ralph faces a daunting task in his new position as Master of St Lawrence's, the leper hospital. Not only are his charges grievously ill, they are also outcasts of society, shunned and feared by all healthy folk.

The citizens of Crediton have other concerns as well. The murder of goldsmith Godfrey of London and the assault on his daughter Cecily, for instance, crimes all too easily attributed to John of Irelaunde, a womaniser who has in the past tried to defraud the church. Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, is not convinced that John is wicked enough to commit murder, and soon he is following other leads, with the able assistance of Bailiff Simon Puttock. But only when they discover the identity of the man overheard talking to Cecily before the attack will the astounding truth begin to emerge.

Meanwhile, feeling against the lepers is growing, fed by rumours deliberately spread. Unless the burghers of Crediton can be made to see reason, Baldwin and Simon could have full-scale slaughter on their hands...


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