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I'm Jeri Westerson and I write medieval mysteries with an enigmatic, flawed, sexy, and very different protagonist. His name is Crispin Guest and he's an ex-knight turned private eye. You might want to think of him as a Medieval Sam Spade and these mysteries as Medieval Noir. That's what makes these novels different. They're full of hard-hitting action and characters with dirty little secrets. Then there's the added twist dropped in the middle of murder: a relic with mystical powers. They always seem to stir things up, whether it's something everyone wants to get their hands on or can't wait to get rid of.
The latest is CUP OF BLOOD, available in print and ebook on Amazon, Nook, and Smashwords.
The Boston Globe called my detective, "A medieval Sam Spade, a tough guy who operates according to his own moral compass and observes with detached humor...this book is pure fun."
"Clever twists and convincing period detail make Westerson's fifth 14th-century historical featuring disgraced knight Crispin Guest one of her best." -- Publishers Weekly
"Guest's fifth adventure again provides a lively tale of historical interest smoothly combined with a worthy mystery." -Kirkus Review
I also have a short story, "Universal Donor" in the anthology MURDER AND MAYHEM IN MUSKEGO, edited by Jon and Ruth Jordan; the story "Noodle Girl" in the Kindle only anthology SHAKEN: STORIES FOR JAPAN, edited by Tim Hallinan; and be looking out for my short "Mesmer Manuever" in the serial Operator #5 anthology NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS, edited by Gary Philips, to be released some time 2014.
You can also download some short stories of mine for 99 cents: "The Noodle Girl", "The Tin Box", and "Catching Elijah".
Some personal facts: I was born and bred in Los Angeles inhaling smog and enduring earthquakes. I've been writing fiction for some time, became a freelance reporter, published award-winning short stories, and am scribbling away at the Crispin Guest series and a new contemporary paranormal series.
Check out the Crispin Store here: http://www.cafepress.com/crispinguest
See the Crispin series book trailer and book discussion guides at www.JeriWesterson.com
Read about Crispin's life on his own blog at http://www.jeriwesterson.com/crispins-blog
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Besides writing I am a public speaker, artist, singer, wife, and mother. I am President for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime, the Historical Novel Society, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I live with my photographer husband, have a screenwriting son, and herd two cats, one tortoise, a bevy of bees--and the occasional tarantula-- in my home in Southern California.
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