Spiteful Bones
by Jeri Westerson

The restoration of a crumbling manor house leaves Crispin Guest grappling with a troubling discovery in this entertaining medieval noir mystery.

Restoring his recently inherited family home is a daunting enough task for young lawyer Nigellus Cobmartin without the addition of any unwelcome discoveries. But when workmen turning the crumbling manor house into a grand home for Nigellus and his companion, John Rykener, uncover a skeleton bound, tied and hidden in the wall – and holding the precious relic that went missing from his father’s estate nearly twenty years ago – Nigellus immediately calls on London tracker Crispin Guest for help.

Whose bones are they, and why was the valuable relic buried with the thief? Crispin and Jack are drawn into a mystery of dark secrets, family scandal and old grudges as they attempt to find the truth behind a load of old bones.


Westerson’s acclaimed series mixes historical detail with a deep dive into the character of a flawed but honorable hero

Kirkus Reviews

This latest in the always enjoyable, crisply written series delivers an agreeable mix of adventure and atmosphere

Booklist on Sword of Shadows

History, mythology, and mystery mix in a rollicking adventure that offers a fresh perspective on the famous Arthurian legend

Kirkus Reviews on Sword of Shadows

Lively . . . Brisk prose and well-drawn characters propel this nimble excursion into religious thriller territory

Publishers Weekly on Traitor's Codex

Grim, gritty, and utterly enthralling, Westerson's gripping narrative pulls the reader deep into the dark underbelly of the Middle Ages

Booklist on Traitor's Codex

Well plotted and comes with a deeply satisfying resolution. Another winner

Booklist on The Deepest Grave

Jeri Westerson

Jeri Westerson was born and raised in Los Angeles. As well as nine previous Crispin Guest medieval mysteries, she is the author of a paranormal urban fantasy series and several historical novels. Her books have been nominated for the Shamus, the Macavity and the Agatha awards.

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Spiteful Bones by Jeri Westerson is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029737826th August 2021140 X 215mm192£13.99
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