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Serpent in the Thorns (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir, Bk 2)
Serpent in the Thorns - Crispin Guest Medieval Noir, Bk 2 Author:Jeri Westerson 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 t... more »he 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.« less
Pour another cup of hot tea and bundle up for the next adventure of the proud and impoverished Crispin. Intricately written mystery adventures, but I'm freezing in the hungry dark with him. This time he unravels an assassination plot against Richard II (totally fictitious). Honor demands that he defend England's king and thus he earns a chance to regain his knighthood. After such a dangerous and torturous path through murders and accusations will he kneel for this same king?