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  1. says:

    Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says It's 1811 and the threat of revolution haunts the upper classes of King George

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    I am always a fan of a good historical mystery so I believe I have just found myself a new series In this first book we meet Sebastian St Cyr a young man who is good looking charming a little bit dangerous and o

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    4 starsI won book 10 in this series 2 years ago and liked it enough that I decided to go back and read of the series This book 1 in the series takes place in January 1811 in London England The author uses a familiar formulaie an innocent person is accused of murder and sets out to find the real murderer in order to clear himself Sebastian St Cyr Viscount Devlin is accused of killing Rachel York a beautiful actress found dead in a

  4. says:

    This was fantastic 45 stars I think the series is probably a 5 star one This Regency period murder mystery was very interesting to me I know a lot about the Victorian era but believed that everything I knew about the Regency period came from Georgette Heyer novelsI am British I studied history I do not consider myself stupid I saw 'The Madness of King George' and have visited the Regents Palace in Brighton I first star

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    45 London’s cobblestone streets in 1811 are flickering with gas lamps through an endless blanket of yellow foul smelling fog Inside an ancient church Rachel York is sprawled across an altar uite dead with her throat violently slashed several times leaving the young woman surrounded by a significant amount of b

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    A young actress is found brutally murdered at the altar in a church and all evidence seems to point to Sebastian St Cyr Lord Devlin I

  7. says:

    Faced with than thirty hours of travel time from Wisconsin to Papua New Guinea I pondered what reading material to carry with me first considering and rejecting a book of William Gass’s literary essays as reuiring too much concentration and thought Next I thought I might choose David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

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    The Sebastian St Cyr series is one I’ve meant to get around to reading for ages I like historical mysteries especially when there’s an intelligent handsome damaged hero on offer so these sounded like they’d hit the spot There are eleven books in the series now and there’s no way I’m going to be able to catch up with them all in print so I did what I usually do in this situation and turned to the audiobook ver

  9. says:

    Okay I’m hooked My favorite brew — mystery history and romance delivered by the excellent narrator Davina Porter The best part is there are twelve books to binge on

  10. says:

    This was a proper old school murder mystery and I loved every second of it Move over Sherlock Holmes and meet Sebastian St Cyr 4 StarsI was imaging this book as I TV series and thought hmm how about Tom Hiddleston after chatting with Rachel Adien Turner's name came up and he is soooo much better Sebastian St Cyr has been accused of murdering a young actress Rachel York in a most vulgar way He is an Alpha wit

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E accumulates a band of unlikely allies including the enigmatic beauty Kat Boleyn who broke Sebastian's heart years ago In Sebastian's world of intrigue and espionage nothing is as it seems yet the truth may hold the key to the future of the British monarchy as well as to Sebastian's own salvati Faced with than thirty hours of travel time from Wisconsin to Papua New Guinea I pondered what reading material to carry with me first considering and rejecting a book of William Gass s literary essays as reuiring too much concentration and thought Next I thought I might choose David Mitchell s Cloud Atlas a novel I read in 2004 when I concluded that it was a technical tour de force lacking substantive content Recent reviews of the book by a number of readers whom I respect have made me consider that I may have misjudged it underestimating its ideas But I decided to save that in my checked baggage for later reading on the trip Finally I picked this present novel as something potentially interesting but light enough to be compatible with interrupted reading during the flights Alas it was a disappointmentLet me first say what I didn t like Harris s writing itself is banal and not noteworthy her syntax unimaginative and her metaphors sometimes trite or forced Most of her characters are two dimensional and stereotyped although a few do develop over the course of the narrative thus rather than rounded characters developing together we have multiple layers of flat characters superimposed atop one another Her ear for dialogue is rudimentary and undifferentiated among characters except perhaps for young Tom whose Cockney accent she captures well although for a London street urchin of 1811 he is unconvincingly wise and sophisticated The plot is broad unsubtle and mostly predictable a recurrent cycle of fights chases romance and sexual violence in short a combination of second rate James Bond and bodice ripperThere are a few features that if not entirely redeeming do temper my generally negative judgments Harris does convincingly conjure the ambiance of early 19th century London its fog and dirt and sualor its extremes of wealth and class And a few details of the plot are a little unexpected refreshing oases in an otherwise humdrum landscape Her portrayal of a society intent on the acuisition of power prestige and wealth while at the same time ignoring and willingly disposing of parts of its population that are disadvantaged rings uncomfortably true of our own society in early 21st century United States Regency England politics was not much different from our political machinations today In that sense Harris has presented a valuable mirror to our own life and times And yes there were some acute psychological observations during the narrative for which I give Harris credit But these grains of wheat are rare enough to raise the uestion whether it was worth wading through the chaffSo did I make a good choice of traveling reading material No probably not One sometimes hears the argument that there are times when reading for entertainment can complement or substitute for the reading of well written literature That is an argument I don t buy there being many works of literature that are both well written and entertaining There is no need to sacrifice one for the other This novel is the first in a series featuring the protagonist Sebastian St Cyr I conclude that the Sebastian may be a gesture of homage to the main figure in Evelyn Waugh s Brideshead Revisited I regret to say that Harris is no Waugh I am little inclined to read subseuent novels in Harris s series

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What Angels Fear

It's 1811 and the threat of revolution haunts the upper classes of King George III's England Then a beautiful young woman is found raped and savagely murdered on the altar steps of an ancient church near Westminster Abbey A dueling pistol discovered at the scene and the damning testimony of a wi 4 starsI won book 10 in this series 2 years ago and liked it enough that I decided to go back and read of the series This book 1 in the series takes place in January 1811 in London England The author uses a familiar formulaie an innocent person is accused of murder and sets out to find the real murderer in order to clear himself Sebastian St Cyr Viscount Devlin is accused of killing Rachel York a beautiful actress found dead in a church with her throat slashed so severely that she is almost decapitated A pistol with St Cyr s coat of arms is found at the sceneThe author has woven a tangled web of deceit and lies encompassing French spies sexual peccadilloes blackmail and murder St Cyr does untangle the web At times his numerous escapes from constables seem to stretch reality but the book reads very well with a fast moving plot and well drawn characters I read it in 4 daysI recommend this book to historical fictionmystery fans I borrowed it from the library

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Tness both point to one man Sebastian St Cyr Viscount Devlin a brilliant young nobleman shattered by his experience in the Napoleonic WarsNow a fugitive running for his life Sebastian calls upon his skill as an agent during the war to catch the killer and prove his own innocence In the process h A young actress is found brutally murdered at the altar in a church and all evidence seems to point to Sebastian St Cyr Lord Devlin It soon becomes clear to him that there are multiple forces at play some powerful and political and he goes on the run to investigate the crime to clear his name This is a well written historical mystery with a strong sense of place and Regency setting The characterizations are outstanding as all of them have multiple layers and dimensions We also watch Sebastian transform throughout the story as he lives the realities of the chasm between commoners and the aristocracy There s so much subterfuge and intrigue which makes it very difficult to shorten the list of suspects I very much enjoyed the introduction to what promises to be an interesting series While the mystery surrounding the identity and motive of the murderer is solved there s still much that isn t resolved My only criticism is the abundance of description of time setting and place I m one of those readers who savors just about every word so I got bogged down slowing the pace typical for a mystery I finally reluctantly had to skim than I would have liked in order to move forward but I guess that s a good problem