Fifth in the “fast-moving”( Publishers Weekly , starred review) British-set historical mystery series starring “a charismatic hero.”( Kirkus Reviews starred review) Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury to help in the investigation of two corpses found... read more
Book 5. This latest request for Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin is from the Archbishop of Canterbury no less. The bodies of two me have been found in an ancient crypt, their violent deaths separated by decades. One is the Bishop of London, the Archbishop's favored but controversial... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Book 5. This latest request for Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin is from the Archbishop of Canterbury no less. The bodies of two me have been found in an ancient crypt, their violent deaths separated by decades. One is the Bishop of London, the Archbishop's favored but controversial successor. The identity of the other seems lost in time, although his faded velvet attire marks him as a gentleman of the 18th century. To Sebastian's consternation, the last person to see the Bishop alive was Miss Hero Jarvis, a woman whose already strained relationship with him has been complicated by a brief, unexpectedly passionate encounter. It soon becomes obvious that her powerful father has reasons of his own for wanting the Bishop out of the way. In an investigation that leads from the back alleys of Smithfield to the power corridors of Whitehall, Sebastian amasses a list of suspects that ranges from some of the Prince Regent's closest cronies to William Franklin, embittered son of the American patriot, Ben Franklin. Each step Sebastian takes forward, the killer brings him closer to the devastating truth that could ultimately force him to question who and what he he really is.
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