In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Where the Dead Lie, a brutal murder draws Sebastian St. Cyr into the web of the royal court, where intrigue abounds and betrayal awaits.London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. Jane Ambrose's ties to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent and heir presumptive to the throne, panic the palace, which moves quickly to shut down any investigation into the death of the talented pianist. But Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife Hero refuse to allow Jane's murderer to escape justice. Untangling the secrets of Jane's world leads Sebastian into a maze of dangerous treachery where each player has his or her own unsavory agenda and no one can be trusted. As the Thames freezes over and the people of London pour onto the ice for a Frost Fair, Sebastian and Hero find their investigation circling back to the palace and building to a chilling crescendo of deceit and death . . ....
|Title||:||Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr #13)|
|Number of Pages||:||335 pages|
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Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr #13) Reviews
Good couple teamwork in crime solving, which is just what I like. Loved the specificity of the real historical season, and Princess Charlotte. I now have more questions regarding the death of Hero's mother.
I was very dissapointed when I finished this book. I felt like Harris just shortchanged me as a reader and her characters with this cut and pasted drivel. I normally love this series but I didn't get any warm fuzzy feelings from this book at all. The whole time I was reading it I was completely bored and it was painstakingly obvious how particular sections of writing were exactly the same and located in exactly the same places within chapters as in previous books. I know some authors ...more
Oh, how glad I am that C. S. Harris’ Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery #13) arrived yesterday. I opened the package and dove right in. Of course, I am sad that I have to wait another year until the author’s next installment to this series is released, but the wait is definitely worth it. Ms. Harris’ knowledge of Londin in 1814 is beyond excellent! I missed Sebastian and Hero, but they spent the last year being happily married while I climbed the walls anxiously waiting for #13! I ...more
The mystery in this was not my favorite. It kept circling around the same suspects. However I loved how one woman's murder tied in so closely with complicated politics of the time. The royal family had a big role in this although they rarely made an appearance themselves. One topic this book touched on was women's rights or more accurately their lack of them in those times regardless of whether they were rich or poor. No matter what their station in life they were always beholden to a man.
Sebastian and Hero investigate a murder while trying not to freeze their bits off. Winter is a bitch. Regency era winter even more so. Anyway, there's a lot of sadness in this book. Sebastian and Hero's relationship-slash-partnership helps balance it out somewhat, but CS Harris's depiction of the Regency era is not in any way rosy. I really like that.
p.s. Hero once again proves she's a badass.
Always one of my most anticipated reads of the year, this installment is an interesting mystery heavily plotted against real events/people of the time. I always love learning while being thoroughly entertained! While I was frustrated that the continuing story arc of Sebastian's parentage was a non issue in this book, I was delighted by how involved Hero was in solving the crime(s).
C.S. Harris has maintained a consistently high standard throughout her long-running Sebastian St. Cyr series of historical mysteries, but the last two or three books, in particular, have been outstanding – which is quite remarkable when one considers that this latest instalment, Why Kill the Innocent, is number thirteen. The individual mysteries are extremely well-constructed and set against a superbly researched and realised historical background; and so far, each one has been self-contained ...more
Series: Sebastian St. Cyr #13
Publication Date: 4/3/18
I anxiously await each new release in this series and can hardly wait to start reading. Then, I am bereft when it ends. I always think that I’ll pace myself, read slower, enjoy longer, but, I always find myself flying through because I can’t wait to see what happens next. This book falls right into that mold. I really wish this author could write as quickly as I read! I love the characters, of course, but I also love the accuracy of the histor ...more