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JACOB’S JUSTICE
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‘Jacob’s Justice’ grew out of reading the letters, diaries and reports written by ordinary people during the English Civil War in the 17thC. All those farmers, doctors, parsons, wives and children who were torn apart because an inflexible king and dogmatic MPs could not find a middle ground. Yes, there were good people struggling
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ebook, 343 pages
Published March 2016 by p.d.r. lindsay Writer's Choice (first published March 19th 2013)
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Ella's Gran
The whole country’s gone mad. King Charles I wants one religion and all his subjects must follow it. He is threatening to forcibly modify the Anglican faith. Half his subjects are protesting. He also wants money but Parliament want to talk to him about his taxes. He’s refused to call Parliament for eleven years, and has tried to browbeat Parliament by force.

When a body has been found Jacob is accused of murder. He needs to use his wit and guile to not only prove his innocence, but solve the mur
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Both Interesting and Tiresome

This historical mystery tells the tale of Jacob Emerick, youngest son of and lawyer for a prominent, successful merchant family in 1640s England. Upon the death of a business partner, Jacob is sent to meet with the partner’s heir and secure a continuation of a loan the Emerick family has taken. On his way to meet the heir, Jacob discovers the business partner’s lawyer dead under a tree. The heir’s guardian wants to loan called and paid immediately, which would devast
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Lina Baker
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway, and after many months finally got around to reading it.

Set in the period immediately prior to the English Civil War, this book is a tale of a family of merchants whose future lies in a balance. Two murders, missing documents, and ample political unrest set the tone for this engaging and well-researched book.

The author does an immaculate job at setting the scene and creating a historically relevant plot. I found the prose far too linear and a tad dry
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P.D.R. Lindsay
Mar 04, 2013 P.D.R. Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
As I noted on reading the first version of your novel, you write very fluently and competently. I had no trouble at all reading on, indeed was eager to find out what happened – always the sign of an absorbing story.

What I particularly like about the book is that it stands alone, but offers the possibility that it might lead to a sequel – or more! Editors aren’t usually too keen on projected series, but crime books using the same detective in a run of books, whether contemporary or historical, ha
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Kathleen Dixon
Jacob Emerick is the lawyer for his merchant family. He's young, cocksure, and not particularly likable, but as he travels through this adventure that connects personal tragedy with the political turmoil of 1642, young Jacob matures and manages to endears himself to the reader.

Any reader of historical fiction will enjoy the detailed background to this novel I and will find herself immersed in the time period. The political situation is made clear, but also the reader is given a thorough and mos
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Feb 17, 2015 Brittany rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the goodreads giveaways, I thought this book was odd and the story was a bit weird.
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