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Jeri Westerson

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L.A. native Jeri Westerson writes the critically acclaimed “Crispin Guest Medieval Noir” series. Her protagonist is a disgraced knight turned detective, plying his trade on the mean streets of fourteenth century London. Author Tim Hallinan says about her latest CUP OF BLOOD, “CUP OF BLOOD starts like a clap of thunder. Crispin maintains his standing as one of today’s (and yesterday’s) most engaging private eyes. I loved it!”

Her books have been shortlisted for a slew of mystery awards, including the Macavity, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Agatha, and the Shamus, and the sixth was named Best of 2013 by Suspense Magazine. The Boston Globe calls her detective “A medieval Sam Spade, a tough guy who operates according to his own mor...more

Average rating: 3.86 · 1,972 ratings · 396 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
Veil of Lies (Crispin Guest...
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 775 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Serpent in the Thorns (Cris...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Blood Lance (Crispin Guest,...
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Some of you may or may not know that my seventh Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mystery, CUP OF BLOOD, was self-published. This was both a tough and not-so-tough decision. For the last six books, I was published by St. Martin’s with the best editor anyone could have wanted. And I had wanted St. Martin’s. They were the publishers of some of the best crime books out there and I wanted to be in that s...

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message 4: by Jeri

Jeri Westerson right back at ya, Beth!

message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Jeri,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here as well as elsewhere!

message 2: by Simon

Simon Hey lady!!!

Savannah Jeri, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

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