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Where Shadows Dance: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery - C.S. Harris
Where Shadows Dance: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
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The “rich period detail [and] riveting action”* C.S. Harris delivers in her Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series reaches new heights as the aristocratic sleuth navigates dangerous political waters to bring a murderer to justice… Regency London: July 1812. How do you set about solving a murder no one... show more
The “rich period detail [and] riveting action”* C.S. Harris delivers in her Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series reaches new heights as the aristocratic sleuth navigates dangerous political waters to bring a murderer to justice… Regency London: July 1812. How do you set about solving a murder no one can reveal has been committed? That’s the challenge confronting C.S. Harris’s aristocratic soldier-turned-sleuth Sebastian St. Cyr when his friend, surgeon and “anatomist” Paul Gibson, illegally buys the cadaver of a young man from London’s infamous body snatchers. A rising star at the Foreign Office, Mr. Alexander Ross was reported to have died of a weak heart. But when Gibson discovers a stiletto wound at the base of Ross’s skull, he can turn only to Sebastian for help in catching the killer. Described by all who knew him as an amiable young man, Ross at first seems an unlikely candidate for murder. But as Sebastian’s search takes him from the Queen’s drawing rooms in St. James’s Palace to the embassies of Russia, the United States, and the Turkish Empire, he plunges into a dangerous shadow land of diplomatic maneuvering and international intrigue, where truth is an elusive commodity and nothing is as it seems. Meanwhile, Sebastian must confront the turmoil of his personal life. Hero Jarvis, daughter of his powerful nemesis Lord Jarvis, finally agrees to become his wife. But as their wedding approaches, Sebastian can’t escape the growing realization that not only Lord Jarvis but Hero herself knows far more about the events surrounding Ross’s death than they would have him believe. Then a second body is found, badly decomposed but bearing the same fatal stiletto wound. And Sebastian must race to unmask a ruthless killer who is now threatening the life of his reluctant bride and their unborn child. * The New Orleans Times-Picayune 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780451232236 (0451232232)
ASIN: 0451232232
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
4.0 Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr Series #6)
This is the sixth of the Sebastian St. Cyr novels, the which I am reading in order.In this outing, St. Cyr is preparing to marry Hero Jarvis. His friend, surgeon Paul Gibson, has paid Jumpin' Jack (the local "resurrection man") to bring him a body to dissect; he's been told a young man died of a he...
karenf
karenf rated it
I really like this historical mystery series and I don't know why I waited so long to read this one. These are definitely mysteries and not romances but Sebastian is clearly romance hero material. The author's website describes him as Mr. Darcy with a James Bond edge and that's pretty right on. I...
Jennifer's BOOooOOOks
Jennifer's BOOooOOOks rated it
5.0 Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr, #6)
I'd planned to take my time with this book. Planned to take my time and read it slowly because I know it's likely to be awhile before we get the next installment. I started it last night at about 10:00 and finished it at about 3:00am. So much for my big plans, huh? Once I started reading, I li...
Tina's Reading Books
Tina's Reading Books rated it
3.0
Quick read.I only gave it three stars because honestly the murder mystery plot was a bit too byzantine even for those us who like a twisty tale. At the denouement I, shamefully, lost track of who killed who and why. But on the upside I remain a Hero advocate. At one point in the book, Hero extrica...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it
3.0
I really wish that I could give this book more than three stars, because there are some really good things about it. The author clearly does research the period and it is interesting to have actual people and events woven into the narrative. I also like the two main characters, particularly Hero who...
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