Why Mermaids Sing: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
Murder has jarred London’s elite. The sons of prominent families have been found at dawn in public places, partially butchered, with strange objects stuffed in their mouths. Once again, the local magistrate turns to Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, for help. Moving from the gritty world of... show more
Murder has jarred London’s elite. The sons of prominent families have been found at dawn in public places, partially butchered, with strange objects stuffed in their mouths. Once again, the local magistrate turns to Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, for help. Moving from the gritty world of London’s docks to the drawing rooms of Mayfair, Sebastian confronts his most puzzling—and disturbing—case yet.
Publish date: October 7th 2008
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Sebastian St. Cyr (#3)
If I hadn't already been determined to finish this series, this book would have firmly cemented me in. Holy crap, the revelations in this book. The main plot itself was harrowing enough in its content, let alone the way it was slowly revealed to the readers, but then I guess Harris threw up her hand...
Once I started reading this book, I didn't want to put it down. "Why Mermaids Sing," the third of the Sebastian St. Cyr novels, is full of more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster.The sons of noblemen are being killed, their mutilated corpses left in very public places. The first ca...
Pretty decent murder mystery in 19th century England
I read the first book in this series because I read lots of crime fiction and I love the Regency period. I was somewhat underwhelmed and didn't bother to read the follow up. However, while on holidays recently I decided to give the series another go. This book was an enjoyable read. The characters ...
The book description called this a “puzzling-and disturbing-case” so I was most certainly intrigued and anxious to begin reading.“Why Mermaid’s Sing” begins by describing a series of murders that have taken place in Regency London. Someone is purposely and meticulously murdering and dismembering the...