Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson

Crispin is on the case again. This time a tavern girl comes to Crispin for help; whe has a dead man in room, killed by an arrow. It becomes even more complicated when Crispin discovers he is one of three Frenchmen bringing a religious relic to the King – Christ’s crown of thorns. And someone’s attempting to kill the King.

I read this book while ago and had to return it, so I just have a few comments. I enjoyed this “medieval noir.” Crispin, a former knight now peasant, is coming to learn what is truly important to him. He’s smart, sexy, resourceful, a good hero. The book had several similarities to the first in the series – a woman in distress, a religious relic, but the story was well-plotted and did keep me guessing until the end. Once again, I love the setting, London in the late 1300’s, and I’m beginning to feel like I know the characters. I’ll definitely be reading the next in the series.

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Crispin Guest #2
288 pages
Published September 29, 2009 by Minotaur

3½ out of 5 stars

Challenge: 100+

I borrowed my copy from the library and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon and IndieBound affiliate.


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