Why Kill the Innocent

Why Kill the Innocent

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"In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Where the Dead Lie, 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.
When a beautiful young musician with ties to Princess Charolotte is found dead in a snowdrift, Sebastian St. Cyr finds himself pulled into a maze of treachery as he untangles the secrets of her world.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399585623
Branch Call Number: MF HARRIS
Characteristics: 335 pages ; 24 cm


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May 13, 2018

Another good tale in this far above average Recency mystery series. In this installment, St. Cyr and his wife, Hero, pursue answers to the murder of their apparent to the throne, Princess Charlotte's piano teacher. Along the way to the tragic solution, they uncover a hornet's nest of palace intrigue giving nearly all the book's characters a reason to have been involved in the death.
As always, author Harris has made diligent efforts to portray the Recency Era faithfully and to stay true to the actual history and characters of the era.
Really a very well done and enjoyable book.


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