We've been getting some smashing reviews from the usual suspects, a not so usual venue, authors, and others. More to come (Booklist hasn't chimed in yet, and plenty of online venues have yet to have their say. Kirkus was favorable but there was nothing quotable. New York Times--come on. Here's your chance.)
*“Westerson skillfully lulls her sleuth and the reader into a sense of “I know what is going on,” then zings them with the truth. Absolutely first-class; highly recommended for fans of medieval mysteries. -–Library Journal Starred Review
“The best yet in the series!” -–Publisher’s Weekly
TOP PICK! ****1/2 “This superb series isn’t kidding when it describes itself as medieval noir...The writing is wonderful and the history vividly presented. Not to be missed by fans of real historical mysteries.” -–Romantic Times Magazine, four and a half stars
“The Demon’s Parchmentis so good it’s sinful. With an unerring eye to historical detail and an uncanny knack for making the distant past feel comfortably contemporary, Jeri Westerson has written a novel sure to please even the most demanding reader. Protagonist Crispin Guest is seductive as hell, and the writing is some of the best you’ll find anywhere. Buy this book or be damned!” —William Kent Krueger, Anthony-Award winning author of Vermilion Drift
“Westerson’s third novel is a compelling read. Her illustration of issues that still simmer today is nuanced and sensitive, her characters will surprise and delight you, and her elegant prose will lure you in from the start. With The Demon’s Parchment, Westerson is at the top of her game.” -–Libby Fisher Hellman, author of Doubleback.