Jeri Westerson, author of the “Crispin Guest” medieval noir mystery series, will be discussing her novels and her love of medieval history at the Buena Park Library on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm.
The character in her books is Crispin Guest, a disgraced knight turned private investigator, who solves crimes on the mean streets of fourteenth century London. He was created to be a conceptual marriage between medieval mystery and hard-boiled detective fiction. The Boston Globe called her detective, “A medieval Sam Spade, a tough guy who operates according to his own moral compass…. [her books] are pure fun.”
Westerson is on the board of directors for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America and is president of the Orange County chapter of Sisters in Crime. Before becoming a novelist she worked in a bevy of careers, including graphic artist, theology teacher, tasting host and tour guide for a winery, and a newspaper reporter. She currently lives in Southern California and is married to a commercial photographer. She also shares her home with two cats, a tortoise, and the occasional tarantula.
The titles of her books are: Veil of Lies, Serpent in the Thorns, and The Demon’s Parchment. Autographed copies of these titles will be available to purchase at the event. The fourth Crispin Guest mystery, Troubled Bones, will be released in October 2011.
This author talk and book signing is free and open to the public.