Troubled Bones (A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir)

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9781469253114: Troubled Bones (A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir)

After an ill-considered action one night in London, disgraced knight Crispin Guest heeds the summons of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has specifically requested Guest’s presence. The archbishop has received letters threatening violence against the bones of saint and martyr Thomas à Beckett, the greatest treasure on display in the cathedral in Canterbury. Guest, who has been living by his wits since being stripped of his honor, his title, and his lands, has earned a reputation for solving seemingly impossible puzzles and finding lost objects. Known to many as “the Tracker,” Guest is now charged with protecting the relics of the saint and discovering whoever is out to destroy them. With his young apprentice, Jack Tucker, in tow, Guest arrives in Canterbury and is immediately accosted by an old acquaintance from court—one Geoffrey Chaucer—surrounded by a group of pilgrims lately come from London. Trapped among the travelers (who were, quite possibly, the model for Chaucer’s famous story cycle, The Canterbury Tales), and tripped up by a series of murders in the cathedral, Crispin has to uncover a hidden heretic and a killer before his friend Chaucer, carefully framed for the murders, is hanged for someone else’s crimes.

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About the Author:

Jeri Westerson is the author of three previous books featuring Crispin Guest - Veil of Lies, Serpent in the Thorns, and The Demon’s Parchment. They have been short-listed for several mystery awards, including the Macavity and the Shamus. She is married to a commercial photographer, has a son in college, and herds two cats and a tortoise at her home in Menifee, California.

Review:

"The Crispin series is excellent at showing the difficulties of life in medieval England. The meeting with Chaucer and his group of pilgrims adds great enjoyment to the book. This is a fantastic book you won't want to put down."
--"RT Book Reviews" (Top Pick!) "Westerson's latest medieval noir is a very readable combination of historical fact and mystery."
--"Kirkus Reviews" "The Agatha Christie-like solution will please puzzle buffs."
--"Publishers Weekly"

The Crispin series is excellent at showing the difficulties of life in medieval England. The meeting with Chaucer and his group of pilgrims adds great enjoyment to the book. This is a fantastic book you won't want to put down.

Westerson's latest medieval noir is a very readable combination of historical fact and mystery.

The Agatha Christie-like solution will please puzzle buffs.

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