hanks for stopping by! I’m Jeri Westerson and I write medieval mysteries with an enigmatic, flawed, sexy, and very different protagonist. His name is Crispin Guest and he’s a disgraced knight turned detective on the mean streets of fourteenth century London. You might want to think of him as a “Medieval Sam Spade” and these mysteries as Medieval Noir. That’s what makes my detective and these novels so different. They’re full of hard-hitting action and characters with dirty little secrets. Then there’s the added twist dropped in the middle of murder: a relic with mystical powers. They always seem to stir things up, whether it’s something everyone wants to get their hands on or can’t wait to get rid of.
The series begins with VEIL OF LIES where Crispin is hired by a jealous husband and falls into murder and international intrigue. The second is SERPENT IN THE THORNS, a medieval thriller wherein Crispin must stop an assassin before he kills the king of England. The third is THE DEMON’S PARCHMENT, where a sinister killer–thought by some to be a Golem–stalks the streets and alleys of London; the fourth, TROUBLED BONES, is a retelling of the Canterbury Tales…with murder; and the fifth, BLOOD LANCE, where an old friend of Crispin’s, another disgraced knight, must joust for his life, while Crispin searches for a missing relic that can save him. All the books are available in print, ebook, and audio. The sixth in the series, SHADOW OF THE ALCHEMIST will be released October 15.
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“Creative and enthralling…authentic Medieval history combined with modern suspense.” –John Lescroart, bestselling New York Times author
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