Shadow of the Alchemist (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #6) - Jeri Westerson

“Creative and enthralling... If you enjoy authentic Medieval history combined with modern suspense, this one's for you.”  — John Lescroart

Once a Knight of the Realm, Crispin Guest was stripped of his title and his lands and must now earn his meager living through his wits. With the help of his young apprentice, reformed thief Jack Tucker, Guest is known to certain populations as The Tracker, the man who can find anything — for a price. It is for that reason that Guest is sought out by Nicholas Flamel, an absent-minded alchemist. Both Flamel’s wife and his apprentice are missing, and he wants Guest to find them and bring them home.

Before he can even begin looking, Guest discovers that Flamel’s house has been ransacked. Then Flamel’s assistant turns up — dead, hanging from the rafters with a note pinned to his chest by a dagger. It is a ransom note that promises the safe return of his wife in exchange for the Philosopher’s Stone, which is reputed to turn lead into gold and create the elixir of life. And the kidnappers aren’t the only ones after it. From the highest nobility to Flamel’s fellow alchemists, everyone is seeking the stone for themselves. Guest must rescue the missing wife and find the stone before it falls into unworthy hands, in Jeri Westerson's Shadow of the Alchemist.

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Release date: October 2013
Genres: history, mystery
Average rating: 8.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 30, 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)