The Demon's Parchment: A Medieval Noir

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Macmillan, Oct 12, 2010 - Fiction - 307 pages
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In fourteenth century London, Crispin Guest is a disgraced knight convicted of treason and stripped of his land, title and his honor. He has become known as the “Tracker”—a man who can find anything, can solve any puzzle and, with the help of his apprentice, Jack Tucker, an orphaned street urchin with a thief ’s touch—will do so for a price. But this time, even Crispin is wary of taking on his most recent client. Jacob of Provencal is a Jewish physician at the King’s court, even though all Jews were expelled from England nearly a century before. Jacob wants Crispin to find stolen parchments that might be behind the recent, ongoing, gruesome murders of young boys, parchments that someone might have used to bring forth a demon which now stalks the streets and alleys of London.
 

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User Review  - KristiEnigl - LibraryThing

I really enjoy Jeri Westerson's writing style: you can practically smell and taste 14th Century London, and you end up empathizing with her lead characters, a dis-honored knight, Crispin Guest, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - thejohnsmith - LibraryThing

Another mystery for the intrepid Crispin guest to to get to the bottom of. In this tale he is confronted with the gruesome murder of boys in and around London and the search for lost jewish scrolls ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
14
Chapter 3
40
Chapter 4
54
Chapter 5
67
Chapter 6
75
Chapter 7
90
Chapter 8
102
Chapter 13
175
Chapter 14
204
Chapter 15
219
Chapter 16
233
Chapter 17
240
Chapter 18
257
Chapter 19
270
Chapter 20
285

Chapter 9
120
Chapter 10
140
Chapter 11
150
Chapter 12
166
Afterword
301
Glossary
305
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About the author (2010)

JERI WESTERSON is the author of two previous novels featuring Crispin Guest; Veil of Lies and Serpent in the Thorns. She is also a journalist and noted blogger on things mysterious and medieval. She lives in Menifee, California.

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