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Veil of Lies: A Medieval Noir

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Staff Pick

Veil of Lies is a very entertaining mystery introducing 14th-century sleuth Crispin Guest. Disgraced and stripped of his title and knighthood, Crispin must use his wits and knightly skills to eke out a meager living on London's mean streets. While the mystery itself is fairly straightforward, Westerson's true strength lies in the vivid, gritty world she creates for Crispin, whose bitterness and noble hubris sabotage his attempts to accept his new social status and thrive in the lower class to which he now belongs.
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Publisher Comments:

"A great read, through and through.  Westerson's finely wrought portrait of gritty Medieval London is embued with great wit and poignancy.  Crispin Guest is a knight to remember." — Cornelia Read, author of A Field of Darkness, on Veil of Lies.
 
Crispin Guest is a disgraced knight, stripped of his rank and his honor - but left with his life - for plotting against Richard II.  Having lost his bethrothed, his friends, his patrons and his position in society.  With no trade to support him and no family willing to acknowledge him, Crispin has turned to the one thing he still has - his wits - to scrape a living together on the mean streets of London.  In 1383, Guest is called to the compound of a merchant - a reclusive mercer who suspects that his wife is being unfaithful and wants Guest to look into the matter.  Not wishing to sully himself in such disgraceful, dishonorable business but in dire need of money, Guest agrees and discovers that the wife is indeed up to something, presumably nothing good.  But when he comes to inform his client, he is found dead - murdered in a sealed room, locked from the inside.  Now Guest has come to the unwanted attention of the Lord Sheriff of London and most recent client was murdered while he was working for him.  And everything seems to turn on a  religious relic - a veil reported to have wiped the brow of Christ - that is now missing.

Synopsis:

In the late 14th Century, disgraced former knight Crispin Guest finds himself in the midst of a situation involving a murdered tradesman, a missing religious artifact, a family dispute  and a perplexing mystery.

About the Author

Jeri Westerson is a journalist, novelist, and noted blogger on things mysterious and medieval.  She lives with her family in Menifee, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312580124
Author:
Westerson, Jeri
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
noir
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
The Crispin Guest Novels
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 6
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.32 x 5.53 x 0.805 in

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Veil of Lies is a very entertaining mystery introducing 14th-century sleuth Crispin Guest. Disgraced and stripped of his title and knighthood, Crispin must use his wits and knightly skills to eke out a meager living on London's mean streets. While the mystery itself is fairly straightforward, Westerson's true strength lies in the vivid, gritty world she creates for Crispin, whose bitterness and noble hubris sabotage his attempts to accept his new social status and thrive in the lower class to which he now belongs.

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In the late 14th Century, disgraced former knight Crispin Guest finds himself in the midst of a situation involving a murdered tradesman, a missing religious artifact, a family dispute  and a perplexing mystery.
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