cover image The Mad Monk of Gidleigh

The Mad Monk of Gidleigh

Michael Jecks. Headline Book Publishing, $28 (320pp) ISBN 978-0-7553-0168-3

Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock investigate a Dartmoor murder in Michael Jecks's The Mad Monk of Gidleigh, the 14th entry in his dependable medieval West Country mystery series. Did an isolated young priest do in the pregnant daughter of the local miller-or could it have been one of her many admirers or even her strangely behaving father?