Crispin Guest

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 145 ratings

Veil of Lies Summary

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.

©2008 Jeri Westerson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Veil of Lies

    • Crispin Guest, Book 1
    • By: Jeri Westerson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Any interest in plot spoiled by overdone narration

    • By Jessica on 30-09-15

    Regular price: £18.39

  • Book 2

    • Serpent in the Thorns

    • Crispin Guest, Book 2
    • By: Jeri Westerson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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 the 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent !! Excellent !! Excellent.

    • By Highlight on 14-03-15

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • The Demon's Parchment

    • Crispin Guest, Book 3
    • By: Jeri Westerson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In 14th 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a caution to the reader before purchase<br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-03-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 4

    • Troubled Bones

    • A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir, Book 4
    • By: Jeri Westerson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    After an ill-considered action one night in London, disgraced knight Crispin Guest heeds the summons of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has specifically requested Guest’s presence. The archbishop has received letters threatening violence against the bones of saint and martyr Thomas à Beckett, the greatest treasure on display in the cathedral in Canterbury. Guest, who has been living by his wits since being stripped of his honor, his title, and his lands, has earned a reputation for solving seemingly impossible puzzles and finding lost objects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By eb on 01-06-15

    Regular price: £20.39

  • Book 5

    • Blood Lance

    • A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir, Book 5
    • By: Jeri Westerson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In late 14th-century London, disgraced former knight Crispin Guest spies a body hurtling from the uppermost reaches of London Bridge. Crispin’s attempted rescue fails, however, and the man - an armorer with a shop on the bridge - dies. While whispers in the street claim that it was a suicide, Crispin is unconvinced. He discovers that the armorer had promised Sir Thomas Saunfayl something that would make him unbeatable in battle.

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 6

    • Shadow of the Alchemist

    • A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir, Book 6
    • By: Jeri Westerson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Once a Knight of the Realm, Crispin Guest was stripped of his title and his lands and now must earn his living with his wits. In various corners of late fourteenth-century London, Guest has become known as the Tracker, a man who can solve any puzzle or find any missing object - for a price. Because of that reputation, Guest is sought out by Nicholas Flamel, a famed alchemist. Both Flamel's wife and his apprentice are missing, and he wants Guest to find them and bring them home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best yet!

    • By Learning is fun! on 21-11-15

    Regular price: £18.29