A Maiden Weeping
by Jeri Westerson
Crispin awakens in a strange bed after a night of passion when he finds a woman dead, murdered. Drunk, Crispin scarcely remembers the night before. Did he kill her? But when other young women turn up dead under similar circumstances, he knows there is a deadly stalker loose in London. Could it have to do with the mysterious Tears of the Virgin Mary kept under lock and key by a close-lipped widow, a relic that a rival family would kill to get their hands on? What does this relic, that forces empathy on all those surrounding it, have to do with murder for hire?
With Crispin shackled and imprisoned by the immutable sheriffs who would just as soon see him hang than get to the real truth, Jack hits the ground running and procures the help of a fresh young lawyer to help them solve the crime.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Gritty, noirish atmosphere. . . author's writing style, straight out of Hammett and Chandler”
“Once again Guest's past misdeeds actually help him in the present in a case that includes plenty of red herrings and an interesting look at medieval jurisprudence”
A Maiden Weeping by Jeri Westerson is available in the following formats
|Paperback||9781847517227||30th April 2017||140 X 216mm||256||£13.99|
The Crispin Guest Mystery Series