Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Moorland Murderers by Michael Jecks


Jack Blackjack is running from the queen's men.  He thinks he's far enough ahead  of them to stop for a beer.  There he meets a man that wants to gamble with dice.  He asks the bar owner for dice, he's not going to use the ones the gambler had.  They play until he's taken all the gambler's money and his horse.

Canongate and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

As he goes outside to relieve himself, he notices someone in front of him.  While he looks at that, someone hits him with a blow on his head.  When he wakes up, his money is gone and the man he was watching is dead.  Unfortunately, he's from out of town and he gets accused of the murder.

He's subjected to different groups of people but they all intend to hang him.  How can he prove he didn't do it?

As time goes on, he asks questions but it isn't getting clearer.  Will he find the answers soon enough or is he going to hang?

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