Sword of Shadows
by Jeri Westerson

A quest to find the ancient sword Excalibur quickly turns into a hunt for a determined killer for Crispin Guest.

London, 1396. A trip to the swordsmith shop for Crispin Guest, Tracker of London, and his apprentice Jack Tucker takes an unexpected turn when Crispin crosses paths with Carantok Teague, a Cornish treasure hunter. Carantok has a map he is convinced will lead him to the sword of Excalibur – a magnificent relic dating back to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – and he wants Crispin to help him find it.

Travelling to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall with Carantok and Jack, Crispin is soon reunited with an old flame as he attempts to locate the legendary sword. But does Excalibur really exist, or is he on an impossible quest? When a body is discovered, Crispin’s search for treasure suddenly turns into a hunt for a dangerous killer.


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


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

Kirkus Reviews

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

A bit of history and folklore and a touch of romance combine to challenge the faithful hero in a case closest to his heart

Kirkus Reviews 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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Sword of Shadows by Jeri Westerson is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029675326th February 2021140 X 215mm224£13.99
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