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Jeri Westerson

by Sunny Frazier


After turkey and pumpkin pie, settle down with Alka Selzer and a good book. Here’s some suggestions (most of these books are already out but they fit with the season):
First, I must confess that I did a gender change in Kate Thornton’s Medium Dead. The visitor who becomes a corpse is a man.

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by Sharon Tucker
& Jeri Westerson


Well, I hoped The Enchanter Chronicles wouldn’t end so soon. [Sigh] Anyway, grab your corsets, boot hooks, and helmets to enjoy this last foray into the magical world of Leopold Kazmer, Mingli Zhao, assorted magical-mechanical creatures, plus so many more punkish devices. Enjoy that Library of the Damned (2021) has freshness and a rich atmosphere of fun despite its serious threats and dark, turgid machinations. Prepare to learn too about how Leopold’s religious background is inextricably linked to the heart of all the novels—one of my favorite devices.

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by Kathleen Costa


It’s the late fourteenth century London, and Crispin Guest is dealing with the consequences of his treasonous actions against Richard II. He has his head and entrails intact, but the loss of his rank, his position, his fiancée, his friends, and all support to make a living leave little for which to be thankful. However, he does have his wits on which in the past he has relied, if only he had a plan to use them to survive on the city’s mean streets.

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by Sharon Tucker
& Jeri Westerson


I grew fond of Leopold Kazmer, The Great Enchanter, in his first adventure, The Daemon Device (2019), where he battled the encroaching demonic takeover of steampunk Victorian London and won. Of course, he had help, both natural and supernatural, and I hoped that all his cohorts and a few more would return when I learned the second in Jeri Westerson’s Enchanter Chronicles was coming.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


You probably know by now that the Crispin Guest books by Jeri Westerson are some of my absolute favorite mysteries–they are a perfect combination of the world of knights and castles and a great mystery. In Sword of the Shadows Jeri adds in one of my number one obsessions, King Arthur!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Jeri Westerson


Moonrisers is the first in a brand new series by author Jeri Westerson. It is a spin-off of her Booke of the Hidden series, which I really enjoyed. Moonrisers features the werewolf character Jeff Chase.

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by KRL Staff


Another year has ended and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2019. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2019. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post in this issue.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Traitor’s Codex is the latest Medieval Noir Crispin Guest mystery by Jeri Westerson. Crispin is a disgraced knight who turned his talent for finding things into a profession as a Tracker (basically a private detective) to make a living. Over the years he has become quite good at it and developed a reputation for getting the job done.

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by Sunny Frazier


Spring brings flowers but also the first in four budding new series to grow in your TBR piles. Enjoy!

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by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Sunny Frazier


If one of your 2019 resolutions is to add more books and reading time to your life, here are some suggestions to help you keep your promise!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Jeri Westerson


Deadly Rising is the second book in Jeri Westerson’s new fantasy Booke of the Hidden series featuring tea and herb shop owner Kylie Strange. The series takes place in Moody Bog, Maine.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Deepest Grave is the latest Crispin Guest medieval noir mystery written by Jeri Westerson. Crispin is a former knight who was accused of treason and stripped of everything. To survive, he has turned to his considerable deductive skills and basically become the first private detective, though what they call him is the “Tracker.” Crispin has managed to survive using these skills, providing a meager life for himself and his apprentice Jack Tucker, a former thief.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This post is really just for those of you who get KRL in your email because apparently the player I embedded in the post we just sent out does not show up in your email so as a PS to that post here is a link to listen to the podcast on the Podbean website!

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