Sunday, 30 April 2017

Jeri Westerson

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The Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery Series
Veil of Lies
Serpent in the Thorns
The Demon’s Parchment
Troubled Bones
Blood Lance
Shadow of the Alchemist

JABberwocky is proud to make the Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery series is available for our UK readers. They’re available to our North American readers from St. Martin’s Press

 

The Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery Series
Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson
Crispin Guest is a disgraced knight, stripped of his rank and his honor for plotting against Richard II. He has lost his betrothed, his friends, his patrons and his position in society. With no trade to support him and no family willing to acknowledge him, Crispin has turned to the one thing he still has – his wits – to scrape a living together on the mean streets of London. In 1383, Guest is called to the compound of a merchant who suspects that his wife is being unfaithful and wants Guest to look into the matter. Guest discovers that the wife is indeed up to something, but when he comes to inform his client, he is found dead – murdered in a sealed room, locked from the inside. Everything seems to turn on a religious relic – a veil reported to have wiped the brow of Christ – that is now missing.

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Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson
Crispin Guest has reinvented himself as the Tracker, an investigator who can find anything and anyone. When Grayce, a distraught scullery maid arrives on his doorstep, frantic after finding a dead man in her room, Crispin examines the scene of what he thinks is a straightforward murder. After learning that the murdered man was an important courier in possession of a dangerous holy artifact, an object so valuable its absence could begin a war between empires, he quickly realizes this is no ordinary case. During his investigation, Guest unexpectedly encounters his nemesis, Miles Aleyn, the treasonous mastermind behind his fall from grace. Aleyn is acting suspiciously, and Guest must conquer his desire for revenge to find out just what he may be hiding.

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The Demon's Parchment by Jeri Westerson
Crispin Guest has grown accustomed to unusual clients with dark requests. Yet when Jacob of Provencal, a Jewish physician at the King’s court arrives at his doorstep late one frigid night, Guest cannot quiet his unease. Jacob and his son Julian are missing a set of documents, items they claim could bring forth a demon and put all of London in danger. Meanwhile, there is evidence that a monster has already been unleashed in the city. Vulnerable street children are being abducted and murdered, their mutilated bodies the only clues left behind. It is up to Guest to unravel the grim tangle of mystery and murder that has taken over the wintry streets of London.

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Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson
When the Archbishop of Canterbury hires him to expose the culprit threatening the sacred relics of a holy martyr, Guest finds himself a stranger in an unfamiliar land. In a city of pilgrims and priests, he unexpectedly encounters his former friend Geoffrey Chaucer, poet, rabble-rouser and liege to Crispin’s former master. Chaucer and his group of fellow pilgrims all have tales to tell…and secrets to hide. After a murder befalls the cathedral, Guest has been tasked with uncovering the dark truth. Among hallowed tombs of soldiers and saints, in a world of ancient secrets and undying vendettas, Guest must identify the murderous heretic among holy men if he has any hope of returning home.

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Blood Lance by Jeri Westerson
Crispin Guest has solved many mysteries since losing his knighthood and becoming “The Tracker”, an investigator for hire in fourteenth century London. Yet when he witnesses a body fall from London bridge into the frigid waters of the Thames, he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous and complicated puzzle. The deceased was an armorer whose death officials rule to be a suicide, but Guest immediately sees evidence of foul play. During his investigation he runs into Sir Thomas Saunfayl, an old acquaintance from his knighthood days, frantically searching for the armorer. It seems the dead man was bargaining with Sir Thomas for the Spear of Longinus, the weapon used to pierce the side of Christ on the Cross, which grants invincibility to its owner. Guest soon finds himself trying to solve a conundrum of many parts, all centered around the same dangerous and potent holy relic.

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Shadow of the Alchemist by Jeri Westerson
Famed French alchemist Nicholas Flamel enlists Crispin Guest to locate both his missing wife Perenelle and his apprentice. Guest is confident that it will be a case quickly resolved. But after Flamel’s apprentice is found dead and a ransom note arrives threatening the life of Perenelle in exchange for the Philosopher’s Stone, a magical object that can change lead into gold, Guest quickly discovers that there is nothing ordinary about this case. Soon, strange, antiquated symbols begin appearing throughout the city and he learns he must decipher their hidden code to unearth the truth of secrets long buried.

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