Serpent in the Thorns, A Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery

Serpent in the Thorns, A Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery

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After the French king's courier is killed by a crossbow in a tavern, a barmaid seeks the assistance of fourteenth-century detective Crispin Guest, who soon finds himself the prime suspect in the murder, one that could draw France and England into war, in a mystery from the author of Veil of Lies. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Convicted of treason, Crispin Guest was stripped of his title, his land, his money and his friends. Now with only his considerable wits to sustain him, Guest works the mean streets of 14th century London, building a small reputation for his skill. In 1383, a simple-minded tavern girl comes to his door—a body was found where she works and she’s the only person who could have killed him. Except for the fact that the man was killed in place by a precisely aimed crossbow bolt. Making matters worse, the murdered man was one of three couriers from the French king, transporting a relic intended to smooth the troubled relations between France and England. Events quickly spin out of control and Guest now finds himself the prime suspect in the murder, one with terrible diplomatic implications. As the drumbeat of war between the two countries grow, Guest must unravel the con spiracy behind the murder to save not only his country, but himself as well.


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After the French king's courier is killed by a crossbow in a tavern, a barmaid seeks the assistance of fourteenth-century detective Crispin Guest, who soon finds himself the prime suspect in the murder, one that could draw France and England into war.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312534981
0312534981
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY WESTE...J

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Feb 06, 2011

Not really into this style of writing and couldn't finish it, but my husband thought it was okay.

I guess guys might appreciate it more.

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Average. I'll read more of this series.

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