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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (88 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeri Westerson Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Crispin Guest Mysteries Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781469222202
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In late fourteenth-century London, disgraced former knight Crispin Guest spies a body hurtling from the uppermost reaches of London Bridge. Crispin’s attempted rescue fails, however, and the man - an armorer with a shop on the bridge - dies. While whispers in the street claim that it was a suicide, Crispin is unconvinced. He discovers that the armorer had promised Sir Thomas Saunfayl something that would make him unbeatable in battle. Sir Thomas, a friend from Crispin’s former life, believes that the item was in fact the Spear of Longinus - the spear that pierced the side of Christ on the cross - which is believed to make those who possess it invincible. Complicating matters is another old friend, Geoffrey Chaucer, who is suddenly eager to help Crispin find the missing spear...and locate Sir Thomas, who must face a trial by combat to determine whether he lives or dies. Desperate to help, Crispin, along with his faithful apprentice, Jack Tucker, hunt for the spear while dodging the various powerful factions determined to have it for themselves. Through danger and trials, Crispin finds that the safety of England may have landed solely in his hands. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/18/2014

    " A great read. Jeri has quickly became one of the authors I look forward to reading. The story of Cris and Jack gets better with book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/5/2014

    " Mystery and mayhem in medieval London. Irresistible! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Santo Golando | 12/24/2013

    " Slow moving and the old English expressions were sometimes hard to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melisende d'Outremer | 12/19/2013

    " I loved it - my only regret is not having read the previous four instalments prior to this chapter in the adventures of Jeri's hero, Crispen. I would love to see these books turned into a series along the lines of Cadfael. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pattie Lawler | 12/12/2013

    " Unchallenging is the word I would use to describe this book. I enjoyed it enough to order another Crispin book from the library but it wasn't so very ZOMG that I was frantic to read the others. Totally brain candy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/2/2013

    " 1380s London, a demoted knight called the Tracker who lives by his wits, murders, Westminster Cathedral, relics, a joust on London Bridge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 11/30/2013

    " Really don't like these type of books but liked this one. Great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 11/23/2013

    " Had me making multiple guesses as to who done it until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa Eger | 9/15/2013

    " Good as ever! Enjoyed Crispin's return to the lists! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 7/7/2013

    " Crispin Guest continues to struggle with his lowered station in life, haunting him as he deals with characters from his previous life as a knight and affecting his ability to solve the intertwined cases in this latest venture. Westerman delivers another winner in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/7/2013

    " Full review to appear in the October issue of RT BOOKREVIEWS Magazine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 1/29/2013

    " I just grabbed this from the new fiction section and realized that this is not the first book in the series. A good read. Very clean and full of good morals and mystery. Would recommend for ten naggers and adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Crigger | 11/4/2012

    " I've read all the Crispin Guest (and his sidekick, Jack) novels and enjoyed them very much. Blood Lance is, in my opinion, the best one yet. "

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About the Author

Jeri Westerson worked in a bevy of careers prior to setting her sights on becoming a novelist. Would-be actress, graphic artist, theology teacher, tasting host and tour guide for a winery, and newspaper reporter were among them. She wanted to create her own brand of medieval mystery, and combined the concept of medieval mystery with hard-boiled detective fiction into what she calls “Medieval Noir.” Her novel Veil of Lies, garnered nominations for the Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery and the Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel, the first medieval mystery to be so honored. She has lectured around the country about the Middle Ages, demonstrating her cache of medieval weaponry, and is vice president for the southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She is also a member of Private Eye Writers of America and the Historical Novel Society. She is married to a commercial photographer, has a screenwriter son, and herds two cats, a tortoise, and the occasional tarantula at her home in southern California.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.