Blood Lance (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #5) - Jeri Westerson

Crispin Guest, returning home after a late night, sees a body hurtling from the uppermost reaches of the London Bridge. Guest's attempted rescue fails, however, and the man — an armourer with a shop on the bridge — is dead. While whispers in the street claim that it was a suicide, Guest — known in certain London circles as The Tracker for his skill in solving puzzles — is unconvinced. What Guest uncovers is that the armourer had promised Sir Thomas Saunfayl, a friend from Guest's former life, that he would provide him something that would make him unbeatable in battle, something for which he'd paid a small fortune. Sir Thomas believes that the item was in fact the Spear of Longinus — the spear that pierced the side of Christ on the cross — which is believed to make those who possess it invincible.

Complicating matters is another old friend, Geoffrey Chaucer, who suddenly comes to London and is anxious to help Guest find the missing spear, about which he seems to know a bit too much. With various forces anxious to find the spear, the life of Sir Thomas in danger and perhaps the very safety of England hangs in the balance, Guest and his apprentice Jack Tucker must navigate some very perilous waters if they are to survive.

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Release date: October 2012
Genres: history, mystery
Average rating: 8.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 29, 2021

Crispin Guest Medieval Noir :: Series

This series tells of Crispin Guest who is a disgraced knight turned detective on the mean streets of fourteenth century London.

Veil of Lies (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #1)
Serpent in the Thorns (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #2)
The Demon's Parchment (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #3)
Troubled Bones (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #4)
Blood Lance (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #5)
Shadow of the Alchemist (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #6)
Cup of Blood (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #7)
The Silence of Stones (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #8)
A Maiden Weeping (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #9)
Season of Blood (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #10)
The Deepest Grave (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #11)
Traitor's Codex (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #12)