Why Kill the Innocent

Why Kill the Innocent

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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"A brutal murder draws Sebastian St. Cyr into the web of the royal court, where intrigue abounds and betrayal awaits. 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 escape justice. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399585623
Characteristics: 335 pages


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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jan 13, 2019

The Sebastian St. Cyr series was one of my best book discoveries of last year. While they’re a little bit darker than the other historical mysteries I tend to gravitate towards, they are still just barely on the side of not-too-scary (for me), and the two characters at the heart of the series – Sebastian and his wife, Hero – are so well-written, so subtly developed over the course of the books, that they feel like real friends, and you find yourself incredibly invested in their relationship. Furthermore, this is the thirteenth volume in the series, and yet I think it’s only getting better. I really can’t recommend this and the other books in the series highly enough.

JessicaGma May 08, 2018

Another solid entry into the series where Sebastian and Hero are trying to discover why a musician was killed, and the Palace is thwarting every effort into further examination of the events surrounding the murder. It's also quite disheartening how Prinny truly was a complete ass to his estranged wife and daughter.....

Apr 18, 2018

This is one the best books to date in the Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always the historical atmosphere was so rich that it was palpable. Fabulous addition to the series.

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