Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr Series #6)

Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr Series #6)

by C. S. Harris

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Overview

The “rich period detail [and] riveting action”* C. S. Harris delivers in her Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series reaches new heights as the aristocratic sleuth navigates dangerous political waters to bring a murderer to justice…

Regency London: July 1812. How do you set about solving a murder no one can reveal has been committed? That’s the challenge confronting C.S. Harris’s aristocratic soldier-turned-sleuth Sebastian St. Cyr when his friend, surgeon and “anatomist” Paul Gibson, illegally buys the cadaver of a young man from London’s infamous body snatchers. A rising star at the Foreign Office, Mr. Alexander Ross was reported to have died of a weak heart. But when Gibson discovers a stiletto wound at the base of Ross’s skull, he can turn only to Sebastian for help in catching the killer.

Described by all who knew him as an amiable young man, Ross at first seems an unlikely candidate for murder. But as Sebastian’s search takes him from the Queen’s drawing rooms in St. James’s Palace to the embassies of Russia, the United States, and the Turkish Empire, he plunges into a dangerous shadow land of diplomatic maneuvering and international intrigue, where truth is an elusive commodity and nothing is as it seems.

*The New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451233950
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Series: Sebastian St. Cyr Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint Other
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 85,065
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

C. S. Harris is the national bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including the Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries, featuring Where the Dead Lie, When Falcons Fall, Who Buries the Dead, Why Kings Confess, and What Darkness Brings; as C. S. Graham, a thriller series coauthored by former intelligence officer Steven Harris; and seven award-winning historical romances written under the name Candice Proctor.

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Praise for the Sebastian St. Cyr Series

"Best historical thriller writer in the business! Sebastian St. Cyr is…uncannily clever, unwaveringly reserved, and irresistibly sexy. The entire series is simply elegant.” —New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner

“Deftly combines political intrigue, cleverly concealed clues and vivid characters.”
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“A crescendo of suspense and surprise.” –Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Thoroughly enjoyable…kept me enthralled.” –Deanna Raybourn

“A ripping read...captivated me to the final page.” –Will Thomas

“Harris crafts her story with the threat of danger, hints of humor, vivid sex scenes, and a conclusion that will make your pulse race.” –The New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Harris delves deep into the mores of Regency England…” –Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr Series #6) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
lizPA More than 1 year ago
Great book. Hard to wait in between books.
TalulaJM More than 1 year ago
I love how C.S. Harris will weave true facts into a story to make it real, as well as interesting. This installment of the Sebabastian St. Cyr series is no exception. The characters are wonderfully developed. Gotta love Paul Gibson, Lady Claiborne, Lord Jarvis even. But especially, Hero and Lord Devlin. William Franklin, the son of Benjamin Franklin, reappers in this book. As it is said in French, "a chapeau!"
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wagner.sarah35 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun historical mystery set in Regency London. Sebastian St. Cyr, a English viscount notorious for his involvement in murder investigations, is on yet another case in this installment. Many of my favorite characters returned, although I was disappointed by the small role played by Kat Boleyn. However, the indomitable Hero Javris and her impending nuptials more than make up for the lack. Filled with interesting characters, period detail, and just the right touch of humor, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical mysteries.
Newcombeja on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One reviewer pointed out that if you like Amanda Quick, then you will probably like Harris. I agree that they are somewhat similar, but Harris has established her own style. Her characters are unique and live, not cardboard cutouts. I highly recommended her.
krsball on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I also quite like Hero and Sebastian together. Can't wait for the next!
dianaleez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For those who have been reading the series, it's no spoiler to say that Sebastian and Hero plan to marry. Those who hate Hero and are unhappy with the turn the series has taken, may want to move on. Placing Sebastian and Hero together has given Harris more scope and dramatic possibilities, and I, for one, must admit that although I was not happy at the Cat resolution, this book was enjoyable. Those who complain of Hero's martial prowess should consider Sebastian's night vision and extraordinary hearing; what's sauce for the goose and all that stuff.However, my I go on record to say that if Cat's dissolute husband dies I will join the nay-sayers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A combination history, mystery, and romance set in London in 1812. Interesting characters and a twisting plot make for an absorbing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C.S. Harris is one of my favorite authors. Her historical knowledge wraps me right into the mystery and characters. I love how she borrows from an actual event then mixed in her magic.
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This series is excellent. It not only is a mystery novel, it has intrigue, romance and intensity. I'd recommend this series because it also makes you of historical timeline and how fortunate that we are living today, Particularly women.
VTReaderDD More than 1 year ago
The books consistently have well thoughtout story lines and this was even better. Liek that Ms Jarvis is his equal and gives him balance. She can outthink him at times, this keeps it fresh. Look forward to Devlin and Ms Jarvis expanding their murder franchise to a wider purview than just London.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent mystery in this series
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