When we meet Crispin in Shrouded: A Crispin Leads Mystery  she is an insecure graduate student but eager to prove herself to her father and her peers.
She uncovers secrets about her past but must draw on an inner courage to survive in Digging Up the Dead .
Crispin is a tough, savvy woman who evolves from a talented but uncertain graduate student to a first-class university scholar whose instincts and exceptional intellect take her around the globe, tackling ancient legends and modern myths.
While her scholarly reputation is built on her unparalleled knowledge of burial rituals, she often finds herself pursuing the truth behind death and murder that go beyond simple academic endeavors.
*Cover art by Elizabeth Mackey