Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson
A Medieval Noir (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir)

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"Westerson has mastered her subject and has used that knowledge to create erudite entertainment." --Richmond Times Dispatch on Veil of Lies

Disgraced knight Crispin Guest gets himself into some serious trouble in London and as a result is forced to accept an assignment far out of town.  The Archbishop of Canterbury has specifically requested Guest to investigate a threat against the bones of saint and martyr Thomas a Beckett, which are on display in the cathedral in Canterbury.  The archbishop has received letters threatening the safety of the artifacts, and he wants Guest to protect them and uncover whoever is after them.

When he arrives at Canterbury, Guest is accosted by an old acquaintance from court – one Geoffrey Chaucer – and is surrounded by a group in town on a pilgrimage. Trapped amongst the pilgrims (who were, quite possibly, the model for Chaucer’s famous story cycle), looking for a murderer, a hidden heretic and a solution to the riddle that will allow him to go back home, Crispin Guest finds his considerable wit and intellect taxed to its very limit.
 

About Jeri Westerson

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JERI WESTERSON is the author of four previous books featuring Crispin Guest—Veil of Lies, Serpent in the Thorns, The Demon's Parchment, and Troubled Bones.  She lives in Menifee, California.
 
Published October 11, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 301 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Disgraced knight Crispin Guest has gained such a reputation as a tracker of criminals (The Demon’s Parchment, 2010, etc.) that the Archbishop of Canterbury calls on him to investigate a threat against the bones of Saint Thomas Becket.

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Historical Novel Society

In 1385, disgraced knight Crispin Guest, known as the Tracker, an investigator of crimes, travels to Canterbury at the request of the archbishop to investigate a plot to steal or destroy the bones of Saint Thomas à Becket.

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Also, as a kid, we went to a lot of museums (because in those days they were free), and one of the places we frequented was the Huntington Library which is home to the Ellesmere Chaucer, a parchment book of The Canterbury Tales commissioned not too long after Chaucer died, with beautiful calligra...

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