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.
Rating: Narration – B+; Content – B+
C.S. Harris’ series of mysteries set in Regency England featuring aristocratic sleuth Sebastian St. Cyr is one I’ve been meaning to get around to reading for ages, but with the series now comprising eleven books with more on the way, I shifted it from my TBR to my TBL pile earlier this year. I enjoyed book one, What Angels Fear, a great deal and as a result, decided to carry on with the series in audio format.
I’m now up to book three, Why Mermaids Sing. While the central mystery in each book is self-contained and resolved by the end, there are plot threads and character relationships that are carried across from book to book, so there will undoubtedly be spoilers for books one and two in this review.
Sebastian St. Cyr is in his late twenties and was, up until recently, in the army fighting on the Continent. The youngest of the Earl of Hendon’s three sons, the deaths of his older brothers mean that he is now his father’s heir, Viscount Devlin, but the relationship between the two men is strained.
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