Where the Dead Lie (Sebastian St. Cyr Series #12)

Where the Dead Lie (Sebastian St. Cyr Series #12)

by C. S. Harris


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“The entire series is simply elegant.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

In this historical mystery from the national bestselling author of Who Slays the Wicked, the abduction and murder of a young boy takes Sebastian St. Cyr from the gritty streets of London to the glittering pleasure haunts of the aristocracy...

London, 1813. One of the city's many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was abducted and murdered—and his younger sister is still missing. Few in authority care about a street urchin's fate, but Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, refuses to let this killer go unpunished.

Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, Sebastian is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the debauched Marquis de Sade to the city's most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: Someone from society's upper echelon is preying upon the city's most vulnerable. And though dark, powerful forces are moving against him, Sebastian will risk his reputation and his life to keep more innocents from harm...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451471192
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: Sebastian St. Cyr Series , #12
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

C. S. Harris is the national bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries, featuring 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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Where the Dead Lie (Sebastian St. Cyr Series #12) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed thoroughly, filled with lots of historical facts that paint a vivid picture of early 19th century London.
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EraCG More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the Sebastian St. Cyr series. C.S Harris is an Excellent, Great author of this historical 12 books series. This books have great characters, story and fascinating mystery plot. I highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent! Can't wait for the next installment. Hurry C. S. Harris!
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
This was not written as well as the other Sebastian St Cyr books. In this story, Hero and many of the other characters have minor roles as Sebastian races to find the man or men responsible for the terrible torture and murder of young, orphans. The police show little interest in searching for the missing poor and orphaned children. Sebastian narrows his search on two men, but due to their standing in society, Sebastian must have solid evidence. C S Harris rants about the evils of society and despicable treatment of the poor.
Shaharezod More than 1 year ago
Another riveting story! I read these in 2 days and can't get enough. These don't come out fast enough for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once more well done. I anticipate the next one.
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
It’s 1813 and the tastes of some of the upper class in London, England tend to the propensities of the depraved. When a young, 15-year-old boy is found dead, a rudimentary investigation finds he has been beaten, tortured, raped and then strangled by his killer. It also turns out that his younger sister is missing, and Viscount Devlin, or Sebastian St. Cyr, is absolutely horrified. Viscount Devlin is newly married to Honor and they have a child who is going through a stormy teething period. However, the deep love and contentment Sebastian feels for them make him even more horrified about the fact that so many children, including this latest murder of Benji Thatcher, have been disappearing. Sebastian knows that this is so because they are poor and of no concern to any of the middle or upper class. However, Sebastian also knows he and others like him are determined to stop this child trafficking depleting London of its youth. As Sebastian begins to investigate, he finds one of his relatives engaged to marry someone of a dubious reputation regarding children or teens. The story is horrifying but because the perpetrators are upper class and the victims are poorer than poor their outcome is ignored. An interesting subplot provides more fuel for riveting interest, that which concerns Sebastian’s true origins. The reader feels compelled to pay attention to details about Sebastian’s background, but the truth of the matter defies one’s best efforts at exploring and predicting the truth. Another interesting side line involves the high trade of pornographic works of literature, the most famous being by the Marquis de Sade of ill repute. These books are bound in beautiful cover and considered works of art, while the producers of such works ignore the sordid application that such education leads to eventually. The investigation behind this mystery goes forward in spite of the denial of many characters and eventually threatens the life of many prime characters! All in all, this is a sordid story that enables the lives of many poor children to be saved. Sebastian is clever, practical and yet also idealistic, believing he can and does make a difference in this old mystery! Nicely crafted, C. S. Harris!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps getting better. So many twists and turns. Can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put book down. Well worth the money.