"Can the brutal murder of a most hated lord be solved?"
Reviewed by Magdalena Johansson
Posted April 11, 2019
Sebastian St. Cyr is not especially sad when Lord Ashworth is found
brutally murdered. The man was a menace and Sebastian suspects that
he was involved with the kidnapping and murder of Street Children. He
just couldn't prove anything. And, he couldn't stop his niece Stephanie
from marrying him. Stephanie has given birth to two healthy sons, but
the marriage was far from a happy one. Ashworth pretty much just
abandoned his wife at his father's mansion and continued to live as he
did before he married. A lot of parties and women. And, he amounted a
lot of enemies...
WHO SLAYS THE WICKED in the
fourteenth book in the Sebastian St.
Cyr series and this is one of my favorite series. Each book is
well written and engaging and this one is not an exception. The book
starts strong with the finding of the slain body of Lord Ashworth in his
bed and soon is clear that a woman did the deed. But, who? It's not like
Lord Ashworth didn't have a lot of enemies. Sebastian is mostly worried
about his niece Stephanie who had both reasons and the opportunity to
kill her estranged husband. Now, Sebastian must find out the truth.
WHO SLAYS THE WICKED is one of
the strongest books in the series. It's engrossing to read and I could
hardly stop reading. I needed to find out the truth about the death of
Lord Ashworth. Could it really be Stephanie? All the books in this series
can be read as stand-alone, but take it from me. These books are so
good that you should start right from the beginning and do a marathon
reading of all the books!
The death of a fiendish nobleman strikes close to home as
Sebastian St. Cyr is tasked with finding the killer to save
his young cousin from persecution in this riveting new
historical mystery from the USA Today bestselling
author of Why Kill the Innocent....
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
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.
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