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What Angels Fear: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery

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Publisher Comments:

It's 1811, and the threat of revolution haunts the upper classes of King George III's England. Then a beautiful young woman is found savagely murdered on the altar steps of an ancient church near Westminster Abbey. A dueling pistol found at the scene and the damning testimony of a witness both point to one man — Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, a brilliant young nobleman shattered by his experience in the Napoleonic Wars.

Review:

"Set in England in 1811, Harris's riveting debut delivers a powerful blend of political intrigue and suspense. When Sebastian Alistair St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is accused of the rape and murder of actress Rachel York, mistress to various members of Spencer Perceval's wobbly Tory cabinet, Sebastian goes 'on the lam,' in the words of young Tom, his adopted companion and faithful servant, and must spend frantic days in clever disguises chasing 'across London and back.' Uncanny powers of sight and hearing help him to identify several suspects, including Hugh Gordon, Rachel's fellow actor and ex-lover; shadowy French migr Leo Pierrepoint; and even his own wayward nephew, Bayard Wilcox, who had been stalking the victim for weeks. Also implicated is portrait painter Giorgio Donatelli, for whom Rachel often posed nude, whose current patron, Lord Fairchild, is expected to be the next prime minister. Waiting in the wings to rule over this gathering chaos is dissolute Prince George (aka Prinny), soon to become regent for his incompetent father, George III. Backed by a blurb from Stephanie Barron, this fresh, fast-paced historical is sure to be a hit. Agent, Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Library. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"An amazing debut." Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"A well-appointed debut most notable for its historic detail." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Harris cleverly blends fact and fiction into a haunting debut mystery. Though the Regency backdrop is familiar territory, the suspense and possible ramifications of the murder present a novel slant while introducing a strong new voice to the genre." Romantic Times Book Club

Review:

"Perfect reading." Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

About the Author

C. S. Harris graduated with a degree in Classics before earning a Ph.D. in European history. A scholar of the French Revolution and 19th-century Europe, she has lived in Europe and various far-flung parts of the old British Empire. She now lives in New Orleans with her husband, a retired Army Intelligence Officer, and two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451219718
Subtitle:
A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
Author:
Harris, C. S.
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
History
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Fugitives from justice
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.76x4.24x1.19 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Signet Book - English 9780451219718 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set in England in 1811, Harris's riveting debut delivers a powerful blend of political intrigue and suspense. When Sebastian Alistair St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is accused of the rape and murder of actress Rachel York, mistress to various members of Spencer Perceval's wobbly Tory cabinet, Sebastian goes 'on the lam,' in the words of young Tom, his adopted companion and faithful servant, and must spend frantic days in clever disguises chasing 'across London and back.' Uncanny powers of sight and hearing help him to identify several suspects, including Hugh Gordon, Rachel's fellow actor and ex-lover; shadowy French migr Leo Pierrepoint; and even his own wayward nephew, Bayard Wilcox, who had been stalking the victim for weeks. Also implicated is portrait painter Giorgio Donatelli, for whom Rachel often posed nude, whose current patron, Lord Fairchild, is expected to be the next prime minister. Waiting in the wings to rule over this gathering chaos is dissolute Prince George (aka Prinny), soon to become regent for his incompetent father, George III. Backed by a blurb from Stephanie Barron, this fresh, fast-paced historical is sure to be a hit. Agent, Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Library. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "An amazing debut."
"Review" by , "A well-appointed debut most notable for its historic detail."
"Review" by , "Harris cleverly blends fact and fiction into a haunting debut mystery. Though the Regency backdrop is familiar territory, the suspense and possible ramifications of the murder present a novel slant while introducing a strong new voice to the genre."
"Review" by , "Perfect reading."
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