Shadow of the Alchemist

Shadow of the Alchemist

by Jeri Westerson

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Since losing his knighthood, Crispin Guest has earned his reputation as the Tracker, a private investigator who can locate everything, and everyone he is hired to find. When famed French alchemist Nicholas Flamel enlists him to locate both his missing wife Perenelle and his apprentice, Guest is confident that it will be a case quickly resolved. But after Flamel’s apprentice is found dead and a ransom note arrives threatening the life of Perenelle in exchange for the Philosopher’s Stone, a magical object that can change lead into gold, Guest quickly discovers that there is nothing ordinary about this case. Soon, strange, antiquated symbols begin appearing throughout the city and he learns he must decipher their hidden code to unearth the truth of secrets long buried.

Plunged into the dark, underground magic of alchemy and the treacherous world of English politics, Guest and his dedicated servant Jack, will have to unravel the mystery in order to find Perenelle and reveal the dangerous mastermind determined to wreak havoc throughout the city.

Shadow of the Alchemist is the intriguing sixth book in the Crispin Guest series. It was featured as a “Best of 2013 Selection” by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award in the Mystery Suspense & Thriller category.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625671486
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: A Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 184,510
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jeri Westerson is the author of the Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery series. Her books were finalists for several major mystery awards, including the Agatha, the Shamus, and the Macavity. She lives in Menifee, California.

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Shadow of the Alchemist 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
rickofoly More than 1 year ago
Once again Jeri gives us a Crispin novel that is full to the brim with historical places, situations and alot of great characters.    There has not been one novel in this series that has been found lacking.    Everyone I recommend them to has fallen in love with this series.   I am purposely not saying anything about the story because  that spoils the fun of reading.  Give Jeri Westerson a try, trust me you will not be sorry you began reading her!
cammocat01 More than 1 year ago
Jeri Westerson once again engages us to follow Crispin Guest as he attempts to unravel yet another mystery in Medieval London. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way, a kidnapping, a murder, a poisoned well, riddles, and even romance...and subplots a plenty. Crispin and his young apprentice Jack continue to grow. If you enjoy a good mystery and history too, this is a must read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of theCrispin Guest mysteries, and they're all great. This one has everything, murder, kidnapping, and political intrigue. There's even a bit of romance anda hint of the supernatural.