What Angels Fear

What Angels Fear

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The prime suspect in the brutal rape and murder of a young woman whose body is left in an ancient church, young aristocrat Sebastian St. Cyr becomes a fugitive and flees a ruthless powerbroker with ties to the Prince Regent.
Publisher: New York, New York : Obsidian, published by the Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780451219718
0451219716
9781741753653
1741753651
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 18 cm

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Book one of the St Cyr series. Recommended by Dreda Say Mitchell.


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StrangelyExuberant
Nov 07, 2019

I quite enjoyed this book. The different locations were described very detailed. The pace could have been quicker but the slowness kind of worked here.

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DreadfulSpiller
May 08, 2019

What a delight to stumble across this story and author. C. S. Harris manages to do something truly amazing in creating a book that is gripping from start to finish while simultaneously showing the reader a thorough view of the politics and social structure of a specific historical period. The writing is excellent: no cliches or dramatics. Just a perfectly crafted story.

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RedLeaf
Jan 05, 2018

This could have been a great book with more care and attention to the writing style and not such a light touch about the characters which edge towards the stereotype. As it is, if you like a bit of dark in your Regency detective mystery then this would be a good choice for you.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jul 05, 2017

This one has been on my to-read list for a couple of years now, and I'm glad I finally picked it up. It hits right in the sweet spot of mysteries I enjoy: historical, a bit of romantic & interpersonal drama, and not too grisly. It's a bit darker than I usually like my mysteries, because I'm a wimp, but not to such an extreme that I couldn't enjoy it, and I thought this was pretty hard to put down. Hand this one to fans of Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey series and Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily books.

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maipenrai
Dec 05, 2016

(The first book in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series

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lbeast
Jun 21, 2016

Slow and overwrought, I struggled to get through this book. While I've enjoyed many other mysteries set in Georgian, Regency, Victorian, and other time periods, I kept putting this one down. It wasn't at all the fast paced page turner promised by the blurbs and reviews. The premise doesn't quite make sense. And despite the fact that it takes place in 1811, Sebastian, the protagonist, must have had a very speedy form of transport to zip him around London so quickly. Not recommended.

I picked this up after I finished Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey mysteries, and loved it. This series is a little darker and a little less romantic, but there's still plenty of historical angst mixed in with the mystery.

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emerge
Jul 12, 2011

A historical mystery that will be enjoyed by fans of Deanna Raybourn & Tasha Alexander.

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kn1226
Aug 09, 2014

And because she loved him so much, because she would always love him, she forced herself to say what needed to be said, although the worse tore open every old bleeding wound she'd hidden away so deep within her.

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