Who Slays the Wicked

Who Slays the Wicked

eBook - 2019 | First edition: April 2019.
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"When the handsome but dissolute young gentleman Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is called in by Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth of aiding one of his longtime friends and companions in the kidnapping and murder of a string of vulnerable street children. But Sebastian was never able to prove Ashworth’s complicity. Nor was he able to prevent his troubled, headstrong young niece Stephanie from entering into a disastrous marriage with the dangerous nobleman. Stephanie has survived the difficult birth of twin sons. But Sebastian soon discovers that her marriage has quickly degenerated into a sham. Ashworth abandoned his pregnant bride at his father’s Park Street mansion and has continued living an essentially bachelor existence. And mounting evidence–ranging from a small bloody handprint to a woman’s silk stocking–suggests that Ashworth’s killer was a woman. Sebastian is tasked with unraveling the shocking nest of secrets surrounding Ashworth’s life to keep Stephanie from being punished for his death."--
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019.
Edition: First edition: April 2019.
ISBN: 9780399585661
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (341 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JessicaGma Dec 16, 2019

It's the glamour and grit of Regency England once again and Sebastian St Cyr isn't too upset that the murdered person here is a real scoundrel. The reveal of the murderer here was a twist I did not see coming, as Lord Ashworth had scads of enemies so anyone of them were very likely suspects. Exce... Read More »


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Feb 11, 2021

The writing, as usual, was superior and I again enjoyed my time in Sebastian St. Cyr’s world. The victim in this round was a wicked, wicked man and while I didn’t mind seeing the back side of him, I would have enjoyed a bit more byplay between the him and Sebastian. I didn’t get to feel Sebastian’s satisfaction in exposing the man for his wicked deeds. Although, I recognize how it could have affected his extended family and so forth. I guess I needed to feel some of that satisfaction, as well, considering the depravity of book #12. I did enjoy the story overall, but the mystery’s outcome wasn’t as exciting or original as previous books. Of course, this is when compared to each of the previous SSC books and not the genre, as a whole. In that respect, Harris is an authorly queen.

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delphimo
Jun 21, 2020

C S Harris selects the title of her books from the Bible which gives each novel a different view on murder. The murder of Viscount Ashworth shows that the wicked do not escape forever. Anthony Marcus Ledger, the Viscount Ashworth, lands in a vicious death and now Sebastian St. Cyr, the Viscount Devlin, must find the killer before his niece is suspected of murdering her husband. C S Harris provides little tidbits of intrigue from England in 1814. The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte glimmers in the story. And Hero provides a second story concerning the poor masses of English people who barely survive. Hero relates the burdens of the rag people, the bone people, and the privy cleaners. I never imagined these tasks, and of course many do not know. I relish the information that C S Harris weaves into her stories about life in the 1800’s. The description of the characters and the settings and the ladies’ fashion paint an amazing look of life.

I found that this book tended to drag and then toward the end things speeded up.
I did enjoy it but it could have been a little shorter. However there were some interesting descriptions about how some things were done then and of course the rich and royalty litteraly got away with murder.

JessicaGma Dec 16, 2019

It's the glamour and grit of Regency England once again and Sebastian St Cyr isn't too upset that the murdered person here is a real scoundrel. The reveal of the murderer here was a twist I did not see coming, as Lord Ashworth had scads of enemies so anyone of them were very likely suspects. Excellence once again!

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