A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
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Regency England, August 1812: Sebastian St. Cyr and his bride, Hero Jarvis, are just four days wed when their plans for a honeymoon getaway are shattered by the discovery of the murdered body of Hero’s good friend Gabrielle Tennyson. Found drifting in a battered boat at the site of a long-vanished castle, the beautiful young antiquarian had recently caused an uproar by claiming the island as the location of Camelot. Missing and presumed also dead are Gabrielle’s young cousins, George and Alfred.
Still struggling to define the nature of their marriage, the aristocratic investigator and his fiercely independent bride occasionally work at cross purposes as they are led from London’s seedy back alleys to grand country homes and rural enclaves where ancient Celtic beliefs still hold sway. As he probes deeper, Sebastian also discovers dark secrets at the heart of the Tennyson family.
C.S. Harris’ When Maidens Mourn unfolds in gripping intensity, as Sebastian and Hero soon find both their lives and their growing love for each other at risk when their investigation leads to Hero’s father—Sebastian’s long-time nemesis—and to a tall, dark stranger who may hold the key to Sebastian’s own parentage.
Hardcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: Signet Books/Division, Penguin Putnam ( March 06, 2012 )
Item #: 13-540580
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.875inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This is my first Sebastian St. Cyr novel and I am kicking myself for not reading this series earlier. The author really gives the feel for the time period and seems very authentic. In fact, one of the clues involved the victim not wearing her spencer. I have no idea what a spencer is but I liked that it was a clue. St. Cyr has just married the powereful Lord Jarvis' daughter, Hero, and they are just getting used to being together. They are both involved in this case and Hero is a formidable ally. What else would you expect with a name like Hero?
The mystery involves King Arthur and the legend of him being the future king. It is one of the better historical fictions I have read and I plan to go back and read the earlier ones.
Reviewer: Susan J
I have read all of the Sebastian St. Cyr books, and they just keep getting better and better. The historical content is fascinating. I especially appreciate Gibson.
I love all the characters and find Sebastion's and Hero's relationship in this book most satisfying. Keep writing this fabulous series, C.S. Harris!
I love this series,it combines mystery,romance,historical facts..having visited the Abby and the so called grave of King Arthur it is truly a mystical site it was like being there again..well worth the buy, i cant wait to read the next one..thank you C.S.Harris it was time well spent...