I'm Jeri Westerson and I write medieval mysteries. Medieval Noir, to be exact. My first in the series VEIL OF LIES was released in 2008 by St. Martin's Minotaur and is now in paperback. It was also nominated for a Macavity and a Shamus for Best First PI Novel, the first medieval mystery to be so honored. It's been very exciting! And now the second in the series, SERPENT IN THE THORNS, is also out and doing well. Number three, THE DEMON'S PARCHMENT, is on its way back to my editor with a fall 2010 release date.
My protagonist is dark, brooding, flawed, and sexy. His name is Crispin Guest and he's an ex-knight turned detective on the mean streets of fourteenth century London. He's more Sam Spade than Brother Cadfael. The series is 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.
Authors: Dashiell Hammett, Dorothy B. Hughes, Dorothy L. Sayers, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Jane Austen, J. K. Rowling, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare...how much room have we got?
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, the Harry Potter series, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry V (Kenneth Bragnah), Richard III (both Laurence Olivier's and Ian McKellan's), The Thin Man, The Lion in Winter, The Court Jester, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Laura, North by Northwest, The Full Monty, The Bad and the Beautiful, Pride and Predjudice (Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, In Bruges ...so many more.
TV: Heroes, The Simpsons, just about anything British