Serpent in the Thorns: A Medieval Noir
By Jeri Westerson
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, September 29, 2009
A simple-minded tavern girl stirs up trouble for Crispin when a body is found in her room, killed by an arrow. Making matters worse, the murdered man was one of three couriers from France, transporting a relic with grave diplomatic implications. Now, as time runs out, Crispin must unravel the conspiracy behind the murder to save not only his country, but himself as well.