The Silence of Stones is the latest Medieval Noir mystery written by Jeri Westerson. It features Tracker Crispin Guest, a former knight who was accused of treason and stripped of everything. To survive, he has turned to his considerable deductive skills and become basically the first detective, though they call him the Tracker. He has managed to survive using these skills, providing a meager life for himself and his apprentice Jack Tucker, a former thief.
Inigo Montoya insisted on going “back to the beginning” in The Princess Bride and we get to do just that in Jeri Westerson’s most recent novel, Cup of Blood. Can we be at the seventh volume in the Crispin Guest series already? I began reading the books a little over a year ago, intrigued by the notion of “medieval noir,” and curious as to how the author would make noir traditions work in the time of Richard II. In addition, I hadn’t read a book set in the 14th century since Anya Seton’s Katherine.
This week we have a Behind The Book mini interview with mystery author Jeri Westerson and a review of her new Medieval Noir book Troubled Bones featuring tracker Crispin Guest. At the end of this post are details on how to enter to win a copy of Troubled Bones.
Interview by Marilyn Meredith, book review by Lorie Lewis Ham, and contest to win a copy of Demon's Parchment by Jeri Westerson.
Medieval noir mystery author Jeri Westerson was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about her and her latest book.