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Publication Order of Stephen Attebrook Mystery Books

The Wayward Apprentice (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baynard's List (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dreadful Penance (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the Ice (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saint Milburga's Bones (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Money (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bear Wagon (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Broadstowe Manor (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corpse at Windsor Bridge (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burned Man (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Curious Death (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bag of Bones (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Richest Man in Town (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
There was a Crooked Man (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Attebrook Family Saga Books

Publication Order of Lone Star Rising Books

Voyage of the Wasp (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
T.S. Wasp and the Heart of Texas (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Viking Tales Books

Viking Tales: Saga of the Lost Ship (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Viking Tales: Snorri's Gold (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jason Vail is a published author.

In addition to writing, Jason has trained in a variety martial arts. He has learned jujitsu, karate, boxing, judo, mixed martial arts, and wrestling. Starting in 2001, he began studying historical martial arts from Europe. He has also gotten into fencing with the longsword as well as broadsword or backsword.

Jason Vail also has developed an interest in learning about the techniques used with daggers in combat. Such were recorded in fighting manuals that he had sourced from Europe that dated back to the year 1409. He has a desire to revive them based on the interest that he has in the historically but also because of how useful they could be when incorporated into self defense these days.

Jason Vail is the creator and author of the Steven Attebrook mystery series. This series kicked off in 2010 with the release of the first book, The Wayward Apprentice. The second novel came out shortly after and is titled Baynard’s List. There are many books in this fictional series. The seventh installment came out in 2017, so if you are looking for an awesome fictional series that involves tons of engaging fantasy, this is one that you should check out!

The Wayward Apprentice is the exciting first novel in the mystery series by Jason Vail. In this debut story, readers get the chance to meet the knight and main character Stephen Attebrook for the first time.

Stephen is a knight, but he is not exactly a working one. He not only poor without much savings to help, but now has become crippled. He knows that he is spiraling quickly into a situation where he is not only going to be in utter abject poverty but just totally ruined. That is going to be hard to climb out of and at the moment he does not see anything that he could do in order to avoid it.

He thought that going to Ludlow and working in a small town as a deputy coroner would be the position that would bind him to a reclusive life. Instead of that happening, this man finds instead that he becomes surrounded by all sorts of intrigue, drama, and yes, murder.

Attebrook thought that a drowning happened accidentally, but now it has been deemed a murder. Death has gone from an accident to someone being responsible for it, a much different case. Now it is up to him to do whatever he can in an attempt to track down the murderer. It’s going to be a tough one to crack for sure, since he does not exactly have a plethora of evidence ready to help him out.

With few clues and even less evidence, it’s up to this knight to try and track down a killer. He does not know whether or not he will be able to do it, but then a rogue commission with the goal of returning an apprentice that had run away messes everything up for him.

The commission unwittingly puts him right into the middle of a conflict involving an earl with a streak of rebellion that may just plunge a lot of them into civil war. King Henry might have no way to handle the war but it’s a good guarantee that civil war is not what they want.

When Attebrook finds himself in the midst of a struggle at twilight between spies getting ready for war, he knows what he must do. Racing against time to do what he can to defend an apprentice against murder charges, he is ducking out of the path of hired killers to try and work towards achieving his goal.

England in the thirteenth century is being brought to life in the engaging pages of this debut novel in the series! Jason Vail has put a thrilling tale set in a specific historical period together– check it out by going online and getting a copy of your own or checking your local book store or library for it!

Baynard’s List is the second novel in the Attebrook series. The setting is the year 1262 in October. It was expected to end up being a relatively quiet month because it was following summer’s end and coming into harvest time and the coming winter. It was a time where all of the chores that needed to get done in the town of Ludlow were being accomplished and in a hurry.

There would be little time to make up for laziness and sloth in the cold winter months. It was all or nothing, and the residents of this place intended to give winter no chance to catch them off guard. The months that were coming would be difficult enough without slacking off and finding that the preserves that you expected to have never got made or the vegetables never got harvested.

There certainly was a lot to do before winter. However, when a game of spies gets underway, there’s no telling what other plots might spin off of it.

It turns out that there is a list out there that has the contents of who is supporting King Henry and who are opting to support his rival, Simon de Montfort. It is claimed that it went missing shortly after the death of the head spy for the king. That death went down in west England, but the one thing that is for sure is that whomever comes into control of the list has a great deal of power indeed.

The list would allow an advantage to be had if war is about to break out openly between Henry and Simon. Only a deputy coroner working part time such as Stephen Attebrook would be assigned to this case.

His ex-master has issued him orders to track down this list. In the process, he will be involved in a ton of dramatic events that involve everything from betrayal to death. He must find that list quickly, before somebody else gets to it first. When someone’s life is in the balance, it’s more important than ever. What happens in the end? You’ll have to read this book to find out!

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2 Responses to “Jason Vail”

  1. Eric Williamson: 2 years ago

    I am now on book 11. Fascinating. As a keen fan of the Crowner series by Bernard Knight I find Jason’s agility of mind to create the story lines equally clever. That a person born in Illinois is absorbed by British history and handles it so well has to be considered exemplary – thank you. I am sure this series will gain a great deal of appreciation as time goes by.

  2. Hugh: 3 years ago

    Loved Stephen Attebrook books, as well as the two about his forebears. ( talk about star-crossed lovers). When can one expect Book 12 of Sir Stephen’s further adventures.


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