London, 1388. When the mythical Stone of Destiny is stolen from the throne of England in Westminster Abbey, Crispin Guest, the Tracker, witnesses the dramatic disappearance for himself. After the disastrous civil strife of the last two years, he knows well that King Richard II now fears that the populace will take it as a sign to side with Richard’s rebellious barons. The king can little afford for his authority to be any more undermined, especially after the English army suffers a crushing defeat against a Scottish uprising. Desperate, Richard turns to Crispin to find the missing Stone. And to ensure that he will do the deed, the king imprisons Jack Tucker and orders Crispin to find the Stone before Parliament convenes in three days’ time – or Jack will hang for treason...
Los Angeles native Jeri Westerson is the author of eleven Crispin Guest Medieval Noir novels, a series nominated for 13 national awards from the Agatha to the Shamus. Her first in the series, Veil of Lies was named Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society Review; her third The Demon’s Parchment received a coveted starred review by Library Journal; and her sixth, Shadow of the Alchemist, was named Best of 2013 by Suspense Magazine. Also in 2013, her fifth novel Blood Lance was named one of the “Ten Hot Crime Novels for Colder Days” by Kirkus Reviews.
For her debut paranormal romance series, Booke of the Hidden, Jeri was invited as a paneled author to the fan convention DragonCon, and the book was a finalist for RT
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.