The Silence of Stones

The eighth Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery

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The Silence of Stones
Severn House (Hardcover), February 2016, $29.95
ISBN-13: 978-0727885623

London, 1388
 
When the mythical Stone of Destiny is stolen from the throne of England in Westminster Abbey, Crispin Guest, the Tracker, witnesses the dramatic disappearance for himself. After the disastrous civil strife of the last two years, he knows well that King Richard II now fears that the populace will take it as a sign to side with Richard’s rebellious barons. The king can little afford for his authority to be any more undermined, especially after the English army suffers a crushing defeat against a Scottish uprising. Desperate, Richard turns to Crispin to find the missing Stone. And to ensure that he will do the deed, the king imprisons Jack Tucker and orders Crispin to find the Stone before Parliament convenes in three days’ time – or Jack will hang for treason …

“Westerson continues to conjure up a suitably noirish setting as the backdrop for the exploits of her spiritually tortured medieval detective.” –Booklist

Westerson’s tortured protagonist is never dull, and his newest adventure leads to a swift and satisfying conclusion.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Westerson continues to conjure up a suitably noirish setting as the backdrop for the exploits of her spiritually tortured medieval detective.” –Booklist

“This is a satisfying and fast-paced tale, complete with Westerson’s typical dry humor and thorough research.”Historical Novel Society Review

“The Silence of Stones is a captivating, action-filled book with two mysteries solved from different sides, which also provides a lesson in honor. Westerson is one of those authors who is always a pleasure to read.” –LJ Roberts

“I felt that as Jack comes-of-age, so Crispin find a renewed emotional place to some degree. Brilliant! As always Westerson’s research and working knowledge of the era is impeccable.”Netgalley Librarian

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