Why kill the innocent : a Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery / C.S. Harris.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780399585623
      0399585621
    • Accession Number:
      2017037791
    • Accession Number:
      on1002302843
      1002302843
    • Accession Number:
      fay.563435
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARRIS, C. S. Why kill the innocent : a Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. [s.l.] : Berkley, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Harris CS. Why Kill the Innocent : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563435. Accessed October 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Harris, C. S. (2018). Why kill the innocent : a Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563435
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Harris, C. S. 2018. Why Kill the Innocent : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Series: Book 13. Berkley. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563435.
    • Harvard:
      Harris, C. S. (2018) Why kill the innocent : a Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley (Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series: book 13). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563435 (Accessed: 17 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Harris, CS 2018, Why kill the innocent : a Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series: book 13, Berkley, viewed 17 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Harris, C. S. Why Kill the Innocent : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563435.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Harris, C. S. Why Kill the Innocent : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Series: Book 13. Berkley, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563435.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Harris CS. Why kill the innocent : a Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery [Internet]. Berkley; 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 17]. (Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series: book 13). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563435

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 March #1

*Starred Review* In the thirteenth Sebastian St. Cyr mystery, after Where the Dead Lie (2017), Sebastian's wife, Hero, literally trips over a frozen corpse in an unsavory part of London during a blizzard. Jane Ambrose was a brilliant musician with a tragic personal life and a connection to Princess Charlotte. While the city builds a Frost Fair on the frozen Thames, Hero and Sebastian pursue separate lines of inquiry. Sebastian strong-arms answers from Jane's husband and other unsavories. Hero navigates court intrigue and her network of underappreciated, brilliant women. Both are thwarted by Hero's father, the Machiavellian Lord Jarvis, who will do anything to keep scandal away from his cousin, the prince regent. Those who have watched Sebastian and Hero go from adversaries to true partners will relish the pair's commitment to working together to find justice. Harris, as always, manages to weave political and military issues of the day and a sense of moral outrage on behalf of those society leaves behind, especially, poor women. Also provided is a crash course on the cruelties and whims of the regent's family life, which adds another layer to the unfortunate puzzle of Jane Ambrose. The best St. Cyr yet. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 November #2

During 1814 London's knifingly cold winter, gifted pianist Jane Ambrose lies bloody and dead in a snow drift, but investigation into her death is quickly quashed because of her connection to the royal family. Does that stop Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and wife Hero? Next in the nationally best-selling, punch-in-the-gut series.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2018 February #1

In his 13th investigation (after Where the Dead Lie), Sebastian St. Cyr and his wife, Hero, work to expose the seamy underbelly of Regency London in a case that begins on the frozen streets of down-at-heels Clerkenwell but reaches all the way up to the halls of power. When Hero discovers the body of Jane Ambrose, it is obvious that she did not die of the killing cold; it is also apparent that the Palace will want to hush up the death of the crown princess's piano teacher. When St. Cyr refuses to let the case rest, he must sort through conflicting motives, from an unfaithful husband to power brokers who feared she knew too many secrets. His dogged determination eventually finds an answer close to home. The characters of St. Cyr and Hero defy societal expectations in ways that seem plausible for their time while speaking strongly to contemporary readers. St. Cyr is haunted by PTSD and a search for his own shadowed identity, while Hero proves to be his equal partner at every turn. The mystery highlights the circumscribed course of women's lives of the Regency era while exposing the rot that underlies the period's glitter. VERDICT Highly recommended for lovers of historical thrillers. [See Prepub Alert, 11/15/17.]—Marlene Harris, Reading Reality, LLC, Duluth, GA

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 February #4

Harris's fascinating 13th mystery set in Regency-era London (after 2017's Where the Dead Lie) centers on the plight of Princess Charlotte, heiress presumptive to the throne, who's being encouraged to marry William, Prince of Orange, a union designed to benefit her father's political agenda. Hero Devlin, Sebastian St. Cyr's wife, and midwife Alexi Sauvage are hurrying home from helping with the delivery of an infant when they literally stumble on the body of a young woman, whom Hero recognizes as Jane Ambrose, Princess Charlotte's piano teacher. An examination of the corpse indicates that Jane was killed elsewhere and dumped in the street. Soon Sebastian and Hero are investigating the death, in spite of aggressive efforts on the part of the palace to label it as accidental and so shield Princess Charlotte from any hint of scandal. Or is there a more sinister reason for their actions? Harris ably weaves real events into a satisfying mystery that's chock-full of engrossing historical tidbits. Agent: Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary. (Apr.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.