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The Tower Grave [Kindle Edition]

J.E. Moncrieff
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

With not only his entire country in danger, but also the revelation that only he and his new team can prevent the attack by means they never thought possible; Undercover Police Officer Detective Inspector John Bridge finds himself forced to lead a newly formed team of investigation experts against their sense of reality as they head five hundred years into the past and investigate the most infamous assassination plot of all time - The murder of the boys in the Tower, King Edward the Fifth and his brother.

Can the team juggle romance and death as they fight to survive medieval England without detection? Can they survive the sharp sword of the law as they seek to commit the most serious of crimes without arousing the suspicions of the infamous treason plot they seek to infiltrate?

Set among a fictional strand of the deadly political games of the Wars of the Roses, the unit of modern day investigation specialists must push their endurance, and their beliefs, beyond limits the world has ever seen.

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About the Author

J.E.Moncrieff makes his debut as an author with The Tower Grave; a historical, fantasy crime novel that pitches modern-day policing methods against the mysteries of the most infamous treason plot. Married with three daughters and in living in Essex, James wrote his first book while commuting to work in the city of London. Despite his career and hobbies as an athlete and martial artist, James chose to pursue his love of history and wrote The Tower Grave as a self-taught author, inspired by the works of successful chronicler Conn Iggulden. With dreams to write full-time, James has further titles in preparation and plans to release his next independent novel, The Pride of Blood, in early 2014.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 811 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Publisher: James Moncrieff Publishing; 1 edition (24 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,867 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother with this. 11 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I want a refund! Promised so much, such a good idea, but so bad I gave up not even half way through, which is something I seldom do. Poorly researched historically, a few sexy bits thrown in for good measure, huge jumps in time as if he really couldn't be bothered to build the story properly, and quite amateurish in writing style. Try Daphne Du Maurier "The House on the Strand" to see how it really should have been done. Disappointed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tower Grave 1 Nov. 2013
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I was recommended this by a friend who knew my appetite for reading. The story-line seemed an intriguing idea and it didn't disappoint. I usually gauge how good a book is by how long it takes me to finish it. Thankfully I was able to give it the attention it deserved and read it in a day. Mr Moncrieff is surely an author we will hear a lot about in the future. A vivid imagination coupled with meticulous research and personal experiences are a recipe for success. Can't recommend it highly enough!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Credible 30 Dec. 2013
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I bought this having read the good reviews and it is disappointing to discover those reviews could not be trusted. The story is totally unbelievable - the team are sent back in time with a cover story and are supposed to be exiles who have lived for years in France. None can speak French, though all medieval nobles were fluent, and spoke medieval French at that. Not one of them would have survived for more than a few minutes. The language is modern English with colloquialism that people of that time would have found incomprehensible. I know it is a fantasy but I would expect some attempt at producing a credible storyline. The book is, in fact, annoying to read and I have not bothered to finish it. The historical bits are, not surprisingly, trite, often inaccurate and poorly researched. If you are a fan of historical fiction, leave this one well alone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Totally unbelievable from start to finish. I literally cast this book aside in frustration many times, vowing not to waste another second reading it. Absolute rubbish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting 24 April 2014
Although not my usual genre of book I found the Tower Grave to be a great introduction to a new and exciting author.
The book reads like a racy Dan Brown and spiked my interest from the get go. The pace of the novel was unrelenting and I would definitely recommend as a great holiday book to immerse yourself in around the pool.
This is certainly an author I shall be keeping an eye on.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading and inaccurate 26 Jan. 2014
By Redlady
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This book was a real disappointment. I hardly expected a academic look at the Princes in the Tower issue but this was ridiculous -
it just used current interest in that topic to produce a superficial novel on time travel and detective work with a bit of history thrown in. It adds nothing to the PiT issue. I cant work out if some of the historical inaccuracies are due to poor proof reading or the author's lack of knowledge. Despite the period in which the team were to do their work being clearly defined as June 1483 the novel repeatedly give the dates as 1453 which was before the father of the two princes (Edward IV) ever came to the throne.
In addition to this there were some real howlers in the narrative - at one point 'John' makes a 'vowel' to sort something out! Unbelievable! Finally to reduce the Wars of the Roses (The Cousins War) to a piece of 'doggerel' (the poem) indicates to me that the author is not capable of taking any of this seriously. If I had not been desperate to find new books on the Richard III/Princes in the Tower issue I doubt I would have bothered to read it to the end but I couldn't believe it could get any worse. I wish some quality control could be exerted over such books before they are printed.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor 16 Feb. 2014
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I struggle to find anything to commend this book, other than perhaps the original idea. Beginning with the flimsiest attempt at explaining the time travel concept, which is abandoned as something best left to "the geeks" - Asimov it ain't. Packed full of unlikeable characters and historical inaccuracies, it is a real struggle to plough through this. What little we do know of Richard III's character is that he made himself very unpopular with the southern nobility by favouring justice for the common man over the rights by birth of the nobility. The only scene in this book that features him has him coldly doing just the opposite. It is mentioned that the two Princes in the Tower were recorded as being seen by the public during July 1483 and then for some reason has them killed off in June 1483. The crack team of "experts" manage to master all the skills required to live in the 15th Century in just 3 weeks in spite of having no previous skills in these areas and contain a beautiful female who cries with alarming regularity. The whole thing lacks any credibility whatsoever. I agree with all of the other numerous failings listed in the other 1 star reviews, which I wish I had read before embarking on reading this farce. To enjoy this book, I suggest you should have no knowledge of the historical period involved, have no background in science or engineering, and have no ability to see through paper thin attempts at twists in the "plot". Other than the basis of this flimsy novel, I still can't quite work out why one character risks his life to conveniently record the details of the plot to kill the princes, only to have it buried in St Albans where no one will find it for 500 years. A job well done there! Very disappointing indeed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars very dissapointed.
I love history novels fact or fiction, but I did not like this book, I just could not get into it and gave up after a few chapters, it did not interest me at all.
Published 1 month ago by butterfly11
4.0 out of 5 stars Would like to read more like this
A good read. Believable characters and plot
Published 9 months ago by Lisianthus
2.0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to like this book - but it let me down!
I really really wanted to like this book - it was a clever concept, the prologue was exciting, even the cover looked impressive, but I just couldn't engage with it - the further I... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Hilary Mortz
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down!
From the moment I picked up this book I was hooked.
This novel brings history back to the masses but with a modern twist. Read more
Published 12 months ago by chris
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I did not like this story one little bit. I thought it was rubbish.
I didn't bother finishing it. Not what I expected.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the 1 star reviews - misleading
Having read the reviews of this book, it is clear that some need to relax and enjoy the book for what it is. Read more
Published 12 months ago by MR P L WARNETT
4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read!
This book was a couple of "firsts" for me, my first book on kindle and my first historical fantasy book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by JJ
4.0 out of 5 stars An good read
I DID enjoy reading this, and agree that it's quite hard to put down, as you want to know what happens next. Read more
Published 13 months ago by EnglishMiss
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good read
Weren't sure what to expect when I started reading. Knew that it was an interesting storyline and was curious to see where it would go. Must say that I enjoyed reading the book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by J.C
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read really well written
I like history and I like something a bit different , this scores well on both accounts. I thought it was well written and a real page turner . Hope there is a follow up book
Published 13 months ago by i t bloomfield
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