Who slays the wicked : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery / C.S. Harris.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: When the handsome but dissolute young gentleman Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is called in by Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth of aiding one of his longtime friends and companions in the kidnapping and murder of a string of vulnerable street children. But Sebastian was never able to prove Ashworth's complicity. Nor was he able to prevent his troubled, headstrong young niece Stephanie from entering into a disastrous marriage with the dangerous nobleman. Stephanie has survived the difficult birth of twin sons. But Sebastian soon discovers that her marriage has quickly degenerated into a sham. Ashworth abandoned his pregnant bride at his father's Park Street mansion and has continued living an essentially bachelor existence. And mounting evidence--ranging from a small bloody handprint to a woman's silk stocking--suggests that Ashworth's killer was a woman. Sebastian is tasked with unraveling the shocking nest of secrets surrounding Ashworth's life to keep Stephanie from being punished for his death.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: London, 1814. When the sadistic Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is called in by Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth of aiding in the kidnapping and murder of a string of vulnerable street children. Meanwhile his headstrong young niece Stephanie, who entered into a disastrous marriage with Ashworth, has survived the difficult birth of twin sons. Ashworth had abandoned his pregnant bride and lived an essentially bachelor existence. When evidence suggests that Ashworth's killer was a woman, can Sebastian keep Stephanie from being punished for his death? -- adapted from jacket and Goodreads.com info.
    • Notes:
      Sequel to: Why kill the innocent.
    • ISBN:
      9780399585654
      0399585656
    • Accession Number:
      2018033783
    • Accession Number:
      on1045664604
      1045664604
    • Accession Number:
      fay.646772
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARRIS, C. S. Who slays the wicked : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery. [s.l.] : Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Harris CS. Who Slays the Wicked : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646772. Accessed November 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Harris, C. S. (2019). Who slays the wicked : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery. Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646772
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Harris, C. S. 2019. Who Slays the Wicked : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646772.
    • Harvard:
      Harris, C. S. (2019) Who slays the wicked : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery. Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC (A Sebastian St. Cyr mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646772 (Accessed: 14 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Harris, CS 2019, Who slays the wicked : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery, A Sebastian St. Cyr mystery, Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, viewed 14 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Harris, C. S. Who Slays the Wicked : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646772.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Harris, C. S. Who Slays the Wicked : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646772.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Harris CS. Who slays the wicked : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery [Internet]. Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 14]. (A Sebastian St. Cyr mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646772

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1

There are rumors of Russian collusion in the British Empire, but Sebastian St. Cyr suspects a more direct hit: the brutal murder of the vicious Viscount Ashworth. Though Ashworth certainly got what he deserved, Sebastian is worried that Princess Ivanna Gagarin, attendant to Grand Duchess Catherine of Oldenburg, whose sexual proclivities were as violent as Ashworth's, will go free, while his cousin Stephanie, Ashworth's wife, will be blamed. Not that he's entirely convinced that Stephanie is innocent either. Set amid Napoleon's last stand in France, in 1814, this tale involves the collision of international politics with British class injustices, and, as ever, Sebastian's investigation occurs in that precarious place of questioning the actions of those deemed superior by using evidence provided by the disposable and ignored working class. Harris' latest, following Why Kill the Innocent (2018), once again captures the atmosphere of Regency London, from the cut of the gowns to the stench of the overflowing sewers. This might be the most procedure-focused of the St. Cyr novels, and the identity of the real killer is a satisfying surprise. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 November #1

Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has always taken issue with the unscrupulous Lord Ashworth, whom he suspects of assisting in the killing of innocent street children, yet he can't dissuade his willful young niece Stephanie from marrying him. Now the young lord lies dead, and the abandoned Stephanie is suspected of murdering him. From the USA Today best-selling author of Why Kill the Innocent.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 February #2

Harris's solid 14th whodunit featuring Regency England aristocratic sleuth Sebastian St. Cyr (after 2018's Why Kill the Innocent) puts St. Cyr in the unusual position of probing the murder of a man he himself once threatened to kill. Lord Ashworth was implicated in a series of killings of homeless children, but St. Cyr was unable to find enough proof of Ashworth's guilt. Now, someone has fatally stabbed Ashworth and left his nude corpse tied to his bed. One suspect is the dead man's wife, St. Cyr's niece, which adds another level of awkwardness to his inquiries. Ashworth was rumored to have been cheating on his wife with Princess Ivanna Gagarin, an attendant to a Russian grand duchess, whose arrival in London in advance of a planned summit to celebrate Russia's expected imminent victory over France makes the investigation into Ivanna's possible involvement politically sensitive. Harris does a nice job of introducing red herrings and devising a surprising solution that fits with the clues she's planted. If not the series' best, this installment is sure to satisfy fans. Agent: Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary. (Apr.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.