London, 1814. In one of the coldest winters ever is the
body of a woman found in the snow by no other than Hero,
the wife of Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin. She
recognizes the woman as Jane Ambrose, a piano teacher to
Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent.
Since Jane is connected to the royal house the
investigation quickly shut down, but Sebastian and Hero
will not let the murderer get away. The question is who
would want to kill a piano teacher?
WHY KILL THE INNOCENT is book thirteen in the Sebastian St.
Cyr series and Sebastian is once again trying to
solve a mysterious murder. This time the murder
investigation will take him straight to the royal family, or
at least part of the royal family. I must say the Prince
Regent has quite a dysfunctional family, but he's all to
blame for that in the way he's treating his wife and
daughter. As for poor Jane Ambrose, the last week in her
life was pretty eventful and the suspect list grows as
the story progresses.
As usual, C.S. Harris writes a book that is both
well-written and well
researched. This was one of the coldest winters ever and
many froze to death all while the Prince Regent lived a
luxurious life. There is one scene in this book that
particularly moved me and that was the hanging of a young
girl. It's the kind of scene that stays one after you
have finished the book.
WHY KILL THE INNOCENT is a fabulous book and the whole
series is a must read if you like historical mystery
books. Sebastian and Hero have come a long way since the
first book and there is still some thread of mystery
surrounding Sebastian that I'm waiting to be addressed.
If you have read the books you know what I mean, if
you have not yet read the books, well, then you're in for
A brutal murder draws nobleman Sebastian St. Cyr into the
tangled web of the British royal court in this gripping
historical mystery from the national bestselling author of
Where the Dead Lie.
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
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 . . .