""... mediaeval London is vividly portrayed..." "
Set in 14th century London at the time of Richard II, the hero is a disgraced knight, Crispin Guest, who has, unusually, been allowed to live after being accused of treason against the King. He has been stripped of all possessions and influence, and is left to survive by taking on some dubious and dangerous inquiries for wealthy men-the forerunner of a modern private eye.
London is a centre of manoeuvring for power, and Crispin is well acquainted with many of the main players. Add in the influence of a powerful relic, a beautiful widow with her own agenda to pursue and the dangerous everyday life of mediaeval London and you have a recipe for an exciting story.