Thursday, September 30, 2010

Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson, A Medieval Noir Mystery with Crispin Guest (2nd in series)

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a library of new mysteries, is pleased to feature a new mystery series title we recently received from the publisher.

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Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson
A Medieval Noir Mystery with Crispin Guest (2nd in series)
Minotaur Books (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: September 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-64944-9

Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson
More Information About Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson

About Serpent in the Thorns (from the publisher): Convicted of treason, Crispin Guest was stripped of his title, his land, his money and his friends. Now with only his considerable wits to sustain him, Guest works the mean streets of 14th century London, building a small reputation for his skill.

In 1383, a simple-minded tavern girl comes to his door—a body was found where she works and she’s the only person who could have killed him. Except for the fact that the man was killed in place by a precisely aimed crossbow bolt. Making matters worse, the murdered man was one of three couriers from the French king, transporting a relic intended to smooth the troubled relations between France and England. Events quickly spin out of control and Guest now finds himself the prime suspect in the murder, one with terrible diplomatic implications. As the drumbeat of war between the two countries grow, Guest must unravel the con spiracy behind the murder to save not only his country, but himself as well.

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About Jeri Westerson: A journalist and noted blogger on things mysterious and medieval (, she lives with her family in Menifee, California. Visit her website at, and learn more about her series character at

Read the first chapters of Serpent in the Thorns below.


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