Knights Templar Mysteries #21: The Death Ship of Dartmouth by Michael Jecks

Read: August, 2009

Amidst political turmoil, a man has been found dead in the road and a ghost ship has been found at sea. Meanwhile, the rebel Roger Mortimer has been sending out spies, threatening civil war.

I read this rather quickly while on holidays and the details were quickly forgotten. But I do remember quite enjoying it, despite being a little disconcerted by all the rape (and there truly is a lot of rape!).

Death Ship is a solid mystery with strong characters, and the historical fiction aspect is well executed. The violence, particularly against women, is realistic without being gratuitous.

All in all, a well-written novel and an excellent addition to any historical mystery collection.

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Other books in the Knights Templar series:

  1. The Last Templar
  2. The Merchant’s Partner
  3. Moorland Hanging
  4. The Crediton Killings
  5. The Abbot’s Gibbet
  6. The Leper’s Return
  7. Squire Throwleigh’s Heir
  8. Belladonna at Belstone
  9. The Traitor of St. Giles
  10. The Boy Bishop’s Glovemaker
  11. The Tournament of Blood
  12. The Sticklepath Strangler
  13. The Devil’s Acolyte
  14. The Mad Monk of Gidleigh
  15. The Templar’s Penance
  16. The Outlaws of Ennor
  17. The Tolls of Death
  18. The Chapel of Bones
  19. The Butcher of St Peter’s
  20. A Friar’s Bloodfeud
  21. The Death Ship of Dartmouth
  22. The Malice of Unnatural Death
  23. Dispensation of Death
  24. The Templar, The Queen and Her Lover
  25. The Prophecy of Death
  26. The King of Thieves
  27. No Law in the Land
  28. The Bishop Must Die
  29. The Oath

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