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Veil of Lies

(2008)
(The first book in the Crispin Guest Medieval Noir series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"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


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Used availability for Jeri Westerson's Veil of Lies

Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Veil of Lies: A Medieval Noir (The Crispin Guest Novels)
Author(s): Jeri Westerson
ISBN: 0-312-37977-3 / 978-0-312-37977-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Veil of Lies: Volume 1 (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mystery)
Author(s): Jeri Westerson
ISBN: 1-62567-203-9 / 978-1-62567-203-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Veil of Lies: A Medieval Noir (The Crispin Guest Novels)
Author(s): Jeri Westerson
ISBN: 0-312-58012-6 / 978-0-312-58012-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Veil of Lies: Crispin Guest, Book 1
Author(s): Jeri Westerson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Veil of Lies: Crispin Guest, Book 1
Author(s): Jeri Westerson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Veil of Lies (A Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Jeri Westerson
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Veil of Lies: A Medieval Noir (A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Book 1)
Author(s): Jeri Westerson
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA