Jeri Westerson
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Los Angeles, CA
About Me:
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.

Check out my blog or read an excerpt from VEIL OF LIES and SERPENT IN THE THORNS on my web page or see my character's blog at
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Authors: Dashiell Hammett, Dorothy B. Hughes, Dorothy L. Sayers, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Jane Austen, J. K. Rowling, Geoffrey Chaucer, William 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 many more.

TV: Heroes, The Simpsons, just about anything British

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Medieval Noir Book Trailer

Very pleased with the new series book trailer. Check it out!

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 4:13pm

Chastity Belts and Iron Maidens

Yup. Guest blogging today at Part of the continueing SERPENT IN THE THORNS Blog Tour. See the rest of the schedule at or

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 1:42am

Blog Tour Continues

The SERPENT IN THE THORNS blog flog contines at

As always, check my website for the rest!

Posted on September 10, 2009 at 10:52am

SERPENT IN THE THORNS blog tour starts today!

The blog tour begins at There will be a variety of mystery and history sites and it should prove interesting. Stop on by!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 3:48am

Shamus Nomination

God, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted here! Should get back to it. The last time I posted I announced the debut of my medieval noir VEIL OF LIES, and almost a year later I get to report that it was nominated for two awards! One is the Macavity for Best Historical Mystery, presented by Mystery Reader's Journal and the other is the Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel, given by the Private Eye Writers of America. Both very cool and both represent the marriage… Continue

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 4:06pm — 1 Comment

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At 2:02am on May 31, 2008, Jeannie Holmes said…
Thanks for the kind words, Jeri. Currently I'm drifting somewhere between reality and denial, but I'm enjoying every second. :-)
At 12:38am on May 20, 2008, Lillian Porter said…
Your new book sound very interesting. I look forward to when it is released. I will post a review on my blog and the mystery lists I belong to.
At 10:00am on May 12, 2008, Tom Cooke said…
I obviously failed to do the after manuscript work. I really think that your process is the smart way to go. Thank you so much for the advice. I'm heading to the NYT bestseller list as soon as I finish here.
At 5:50am on April 16, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Jeri
Congratulations on your first release. Best of luck to you.
At 5:03pm on October 23, 2007, Jackie Tritt said…
Hi Jeri

I'm fascinated by your very different protagonists and story lines! Good luck with Veil of Lies.

At 9:19am on August 4, 2007, Love Is Murder Conference said…
Well, there you go. We at LIMCON can assure you that each and every person at the conference truly and sincerely wants to be your friend. Honest. No foolin'.
At 1:01am on May 19, 2007, Mary Saums said…
Congratulations on your book deal! I love reading about the medieval period. Best of luck!
At 10:19am on May 18, 2007, Barbara Fister said…
Congrats on the St. Martin's deal! I have a book coming out with them next year, too.

They know how to throw a good party too - the one at Bouchercon in Madison was fun, and that was before I knew anybody there.
At 7:45am on April 19, 2007, Jeri Westerson said…
I don't know this particular cat but I would like to train mine to do something. But I think, considering, it would be the dishes, not smoking the neighbors.
At 7:18am on April 19, 2007, Robert K. Foster said…
Loved your member photo. I have a cat with a much similar personality. :)

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