Friday, 1 October 1999

Michael Jecks: The Abbot's Gibbet (1988)

Edition: Headline
Review number: 345

There is little to say about The Abbot's Gibbet, fifth in Jecks' series of medieval West Country mysteries, that could not also be said about most of its predecessors. A competent puzzle, in this case plotted with a useful device to avoid the trap of overuse of coincidence (a fair to bring together the protagonists, usually scattered across Western Europe), it has strong characters and an excellent background. I have not yet tired of the series, so for me it is not yet time to want Jecks to move on to something new.

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