Who Buries the Dead

London, 1813 The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious West Indies plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation The discovery near the body of a lead coffin strap bearing the inscription King Charles, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and theLondon, 1813 The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious West Indies plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation The discovery near the body of a lead coffin strap bearing the inscription King Charles, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed 17th century Stuart monarch Equally troubling, the victim s kinship to the current Home Secretary draws the notice of Sebastian s powerful father in law, Lord Jarvis, who will exploit any means to pursue his own clandestine ends Working in concert with his fiercely independent wife, Hero, Sebastian finds his inquiries taking him from the wretched back alleys of Fish Street Hill to the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair as he amasses a list of suspects ranging from an eccentric Chelsea curiosity collector to the brother of an unassuming but brilliantly observant spinster author named Jane Austen But as one brutal murder follows another, it is the connection between the victims and ruthless former army officer Sinclair, Lord Oliphant, that dramatically raises the stakes Oliphant once nearly destroyed Sebastian in a horrific wartime act of carnage and betrayal Now the vindictive former colonel might well pose a threat not only to Sebastian but to everything and everyone Sebastian holds most dear.
Who Buries the Dead London The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston a wealthy socially ambitious West Indies plantation owner at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St Cyr Viscount Devlin into a macabre and incre

  • Title: Who Buries the Dead
  • Author: C.S. Harris
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  • Page: 304
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    1. I have been so behind in my reviews, I really hate when that happens. I am really moving on in this series and found out something new when I started this series, and that is that I like the historical mystery genre. I felt like I time traveled to the Regency period and I loved the knowledge that I received, I have learned so much about this period. I felt like I was there. The mysteries are all so good and I feel that I got to know the characters so well.This is the tenth book in the Sebastian [...]

    2. Sebastian St. Cyr is drawn to a case where the victim, Stanley Preston, was beheaded after being stabbed. Preston was the cousin of the Home Secretary so it is a high profile murder with a host of equally high profile suspects, including Simon Oliphant. Needless to say, it puts Sebastian and his family in the killer's crosshairs. This was one of the more intriguing stories in the series. I especially liked how historical figures such as Jane Austen and Henry Addington were skillfully incorporate [...]

    3. Another enthralling episode in this excellent series. Again the author combines real historical facts with clever and imaginative fiction and comes up with a great story. I love the interactions between Sebastian and Hero now that they have an understanding, and little Simon introduces a whole new outlook on the family.I was a little shocked by one of the deaths but am still looking forward to Sebastian's family researches in the next book.

    4. There's nothing cosy about this historical mystery series set in Regency London. Bloody and brutal murders abound, often stemming from the events and politics of the day. In the opening of this episode two lovers on their way to a night time tryst in a local barn stumble across a recently severed head on a bridge known as the Bloody Bridge. The head is that of Sir Stanley Preston, a West Indies plantation and slave owner, himself a collector of unusual artifacts and curios, including severed hea [...]

    5. Bumping this up to five stars on reread. Harris just does too good a job at crafting her mysteries and recreating regency London on the page. And Sebastian's growth from reckless, angry man to that of one who knows deep love and who doesn't want to lose it is a fine thing to see. Toss in some violent murders, a few mouldering old heads, a spinster lady author and the stage is set for another fine addition to the series.

    6. With this book have I now read all the books published in the Sebastian St. Cyr series and this is the first one that I have not read in order since I waited for it to be published in paperback and manage to get an ARC of the book that comes after this one and read it some months before this book. I did not mind that terrible, love this series and, despite knowing some things before I read this book did I find the book just as excellent as the rest of the books in the series. I can without a dou [...]

    7. First Sentence: They called it Bloody Bridge.It’s called Bloody Bridge because of its past. However, that past has come forward into the present for Sebastian St. Cyr, when a wealthy, prominent plantation owner is found there decapitated. Near the body is an old coffin strap bearing the name of Charles Stuart, the 17th century king who was beheaded. St. Cyr’s father in law has promised the Prince Regent that he may be the first official witness to the newly uncovered tomb of Henry VIII, Jane [...]

    8. I can't believe how long I waited before pouncing on this latest Sebastian St. Cyr mystery. I usually devour it the day it arrives in the mail. That being said, I still managed to be glued to it as soon as I started and finishing it quickly. Jane Austen, folks! I couldn't believe it. Sebastian and Jane Austen share a case!This series all pose separate murder mysteries in each book, but there is an ongoing storyline following Sebastian's life both the mysteries of the past and the present with hi [...]

    9. I want to thank the publisher for sending this book in return for an honest review, through the Giveaway program. I enjoyed reading this book and found it hard to put down once I was halfway through. This book is a tale of historical fiction, which takes place from March 21-31, 1813, London, England. A wealthy plantation owner's body is found, with the severed head a short distance away. The local magistrate calls in Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin and Earl of Hendon.Devlin has a talent for [...]

    10. Who Buries the Dead4 StarsWhen the decapitated corpse of a West Indies slave owner is discovered on an isolated bridge next to a relic from Charles I's coffin, Sebastian St. Cyr and his wife Hero are drawn into a macabre investigation with a host of suspects. These include a malicious curiosity dealer, an injured officer in His Majesty's army as well as Jane Austen's banker brother, and a vindictive foe from Sebastian's past. An entertaining addition to the series and the inclusion of Jane Auste [...]

    11. This book is part of the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. They are set in the Regency period in England and are very well researched. In this book, Sebastian becomes acquainted with Jane Austen and her brother. Jane's ability as an observer of human nature was featured in this story. The story was about grisly murders that had their roots in the plantations in the West Indies and collectors of curiousities.

    12. This was an excellent addition to a series I really love. I enjoyed this book very much and was riveteden, about 3/4 of the way through, Something Very Bad Happened. So, my rating dropped a bit. However, Jane Austen and her brother both played a role in this mystery, which added a fun element. As always, I am looking forward to the next one!

    13. Great addition to the series I have loved reading about Sebastian since book 1, and I still enjoy it. This is one series that isn't fizzling out. It has changed some through the books, but I continue to love reading them, and that is saying something:) I definitely recommend this series to all who enjoy historical fiction, mystery, and different & interesting characters. Who Buries the Dead has a couple of things to briefly mention. A certain famous spinster author who lived in England durin [...]

    14. I am so happy this fine Regency mystery series continues to produce first rate reading. One of the great fears suffered by dedicated readers is that a beloved series will run out of steam. We've seen it happen before. Sadly, it's all too common.But fans of Sebastian St. Cyr, Hero, and all the wonderful secondary characters can rest easy. Who Buries The Dead is an excellent continuation into the story of Viscount Devlin's unpleasant hobby, investigating strange murders and related mysteries. Seba [...]

    15. My review for Who Buries the Dead will be featured on Romancing the Book Blog in March 2015. C.S Harris is fantastic as always.

    16. Note: There are necessarily spoilers for previous books in this series.Background:This is the tenth book in the historical crime fiction series set in Regency England, this one in March of 1813, and featuring Sebastian St. Cyr, the twenty-nine year old Viscount Devlin. In the first book, he was suspected of a murder he did not commit, and had to become something of a Sherlock Holmes to find the real murderer to save his own skin.In subsequent books, he was consulted on murders that involved the [...]

    17. To get the most out of this book you have to had read the preceding nine books (which are well worth it). Behind the central mystery of this, the tenth book, lingers the questions/mystery surrounding Sebastian's parentage.Whilst I enjoyed this book, the characters, the plot -what really took it over the top to a five star review was the shock twist three quarters of the way through the book. I won't give away details but all I could think as I was reading was no, no, that can't be right. It is a [...]

    18. To say that wrong doers get justice is an understatement! It would be right to say that they get what's coming to them!! I really love the 'love,hate' relationship Lord Jarvis and Lord Devlin have for each other. It's just so comical. I was able to guess who the suspect was in the first novel in the series, but I must say that C.S.Harris' writing has improved so drastically that no one is able to guess who the culprit is. Amanda is a constant thorn in everyone's side especially Sebastian's! I've [...]

    19. One of my favorite historical mystery series which has stayed strong and is yet to disappoint. There are several threads woven through the series dealing with the parentage and history of the main character, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, that always keep me guessingd just when I think I've got it figured out, the author throws cold water on my idea and twists the plot in another direction altogether. I didn't even figure out the bad guy in the main mystery in this one, which is rather unus [...]

    20. On audio this was wonderful, as usual read by the excellent Davina Porter. This has been one of my favorite of the St. Cyr mysteries, it has everything! Sebastian and Hero are blissfully happy with their baby Simon (despite his colic) until Sebastian is called in to investigate a macabre murder that involves King Charles I's missing head, Jane Austen, a few slave owners from Jamaica and all sorts of other characters including Sebastian's half brother and some unsavory smugglers. I really loved i [...]

    21. I have read all of the books in this series, and I think this one was the best. What a challenge it must be to keep things fresh and improve with each book in creating a compelling series where the reader waits anxiously for the next. Perfectly described atmosphere and the expression of feelings connected with daily life were exceptional achievements in this book. I don't want to ruin any surprises for other readers, but there is a special treat to be found in this book.

    22. I was fortunate to receive this book as a First Reads reviewer.I have loved this series from the start and cannot wait for the next installment.I probably enjoyed this book more than "Why kings Confess" (the book preceding this one) because the author returns to focus more on Sebastian and Hero. The mix of history, mystery and relationships is just right for me.

    23. Another solid read in this series. I enjoyed the twists and turns in this one. I also enjoyed the development of the relationship between Sebastian and Hero.

    24. Another great bit of historical fiction wrapped in mystery and intrigue. I didn't enjoy it as much as some of the previous but 4.5 is almost 5 stars and I'm already thinking about listening to the next in the series. I try to take a little time in between as I am caught between wanting the next installment and being afraid I will finish all that is now written and have to wait a year or more for one of my favorite authors to finish the next. I loved the information about Charles I though this ju [...]

    25. Another engaging St. Cyr mystery that had me turning pages into the wee hours of the morning. An untimely death startled and surprised me, but it somewhat fed the story. I am starting the next book in the series right away.

    26. 3.5 stars - I've read every book in this often gripping but sometimes uneven series; since Hero came on the scene and Kat Boleyn left I've enjoyed St. Cyr more, I must admit! Sebastian is an interesting character but his personal angst is getting old - I'm glad he and Hero are more comfortable with each other and married life and parenthood, but understandably shaken by the reality that they now have much more to lose. This makes them seem much more human and interesting, and I'm glad we got a p [...]

    27. The year is 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, sets out to solve the gruesomely staged murder of a wealthy slave owner. The only clues at the scene of the crime link the murder to the burial of Charles I, a link that lands Sebastian in hot water with political elements, including his irascible father-in-law. His wife Hero's investigation into the lives of London's poor complements his own investigation, and when an element from Sebastian's past threatens Hero and Sebastian's family, they [...]

    28. This intriguing Sebastian St. Cyr mystery takes the reader on another journey that transverses the the privileged world of London's 1813 beau monde and the impoverished back alleys of the east end as Sebastian tries to uncover the person responsible for another grisly murder - this one involving the beheading of the victim. Numerous suspects keep the reader in suspense and provide more glimpses into Sebastian's past, from the devastating event that caused him to 'sell out' of the army and return [...]

    29. When a high official's relative is murdered and decapitated, Sebastian St. Cyr is called to investigate. This time his sleuthing leads him into the world of creepy collectors, Jane Austen, and dark secrets. Toss in the issues of slavery, poverty, and a longtime deadly enemy and the mystery isn't easy to solve.Again this story mixes true history with fiction and stirs hard. The death of a secondary character I wanted to know better was a shock and disappointment (view spoiler)[and, unfortunately, [...]

    30. #10 Sebastian St. Cyr series - Historical MysteryAuthor C.S. Harris again exceeds the high bar set by her previous books in this excellent series. Sebastian is called upon to investigate a gruesome, macabre murder. There is a dizzying array of seemingly unrelated clues, dangerous people (both men and women) who engage in secret, illegal trade, and plenty of suspects from the highest to lowest end of the socio-economic scale. The gruesome bodies continue to pile up, with more clues that do not cl [...]

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