The Demon's Parchment

The Demon's Parchment

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In fourteenth century London, Crispin Guest is a disgraced knight convicted of treason and stripped of his land, title and his honor. He has become known as the "Tracker"--a man who can find anything, can solve any puzzle and, with the help of his apprentice, Jack Tucker, an orphaned street urchin with a thief 's touch--will do so for a price. But this time, even Crispin is wary of taking on his most recent client. Jacob of Provencal is a Jewish physician at theKing's court, even though all Jews were expelled from England nearly a century before. Jacob wants Crispin to find stolen parchments that might be behind the recent, ongoing, gruesome murders of young boys, parchments that someone might have used to bring forth a demon which now stalks the streets and alleys of London.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312621049
0312621043
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 22 cm

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debwalker Feb 19, 2011

"Minotaur is billing this series as “Medieval Noir” and, surprisingly, it fits. The date is 1384 and the place is London, but Crispin Guest – the disgraced former knight known as “the Tracker” – owes far more to Sam Spade than to Brother Cadfael."
Margaret Cannon
Feb 17 2011

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Palomino
Jan 18, 2011

A new series for me; typical of the medieval mystery genre.

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