'Jecks keeps the suspense at a steady boil as his well-rounded characters fight for a corner in tumultuous London' Publishers Weekly
'I look forward to seeing what mishap next awaits the unlikely hero of Jack Blackjack' Historical Novel Society
DANGER LIES IN WAIT IN TUDOR LONDON . . .
London, 1554. Light-fingered Jack Blackjack wakes in a tavern's yard with a sore head, his knife smeared with blood and a dead stranger lying beside him. Jack may have robbed the man but he's certain that he didn't kill him.
Unfortunately, the man's purse contains something much more valuable than money and, as the prime suspect for the murder, everyone is on Jack's tail. He needs to get out of the city, and fast, but a rebel army is marching on London: the bridge is blocked and every gate manned. Trapped in the city, Jack must avoid being caught long enough to find the real murderer.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 154 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
A master of caustic tone and well-observed detail, Jecks keeps the suspense at a steady boil as his well-rounded characters fight for a corner in tumultuous London with humor * * Publishers Weekly * *
I look forward to seeing what mishap next awaits the unlikely hero of Jack Blackjack * * Historical Novel Society * *
An unlikely and amusing sleuth * * Kirkus Reviews * *
A thoroughly enjoyable and engaging romp through mid 16th century London . . . It was vividly and simply brought to life. I shall be looking out for the others . . . I want to see what other scrapes Jack gets into (and hopefully, out of.) * * Shots Magazine * *