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Death Comes Hot

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London. May, 1556. Hal Westmecott, one of the city’s most feared executioners, reckons Jack Blackjack owes him a favour – and now he’s come to collect his dues. Hal has ordered Jack to track down his long-lost son and, although Jack believes he’s been set an impossible task, he’s in no position to refuse.

Severn House
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Author
Michael Jecks

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London. May, 1556. Hal Westmecott, one of the city’s most feared executioners, reckons Jack Blackjack owes him a favour – and now he’s come to collect his dues. Hal has ordered Jack to track down his long-lost son and, although Jack believes he’s been set an impossible task, he’s in no position to refuse.

But when Jack’s search draws him to the attention of a ruthless nobleman, a dead priest’s vengeful brother and finally to a bloodstained body in a filthy lodging house, he comes to realize he is an unwitting pawn in a mesh of schemes dreamed up by the most powerful people in England. Just who is a friend, who is a foe – and will Jack escape with his life intact?

A fast-paced Tudor mystery set during Bloody Mary’s reign of terror.

‘Plenty of historical detail, loads of twists and turns, and a hilarious tale of criminal ineptitude.’
Kirkus Review

‘Fans of offbeat Tudor mysteries will clamor for more.’
Publishers Weekly