Why Kill the Innocent

Why Kill the Innocent

In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Where the Dead Lie, a brutal murder draws Sebastian St. Cyr into the web of the royal court, where intrigue abounds and betrayal awaits.

London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. Jane Ambrose's ties to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent and heir presumptive to the throne, panic the palace, which moves quickly to shut down any investigation into the death of the talented pianist. But Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife Hero refuse to allow Jane's murderer to escape justice.

Untangling the secrets of Jane's world leads Sebastian into a maze of dangerous treachery where each player has his or her own unsavory agenda and no one can be trusted. As the Thames freezes over and the people of London pour onto the ice for a Frost Fair, Sebastian and Hero find their investigation circling back to the palace and building to a chilling crescendo of deceit and death . . .

Title:Why Kill the Innocent
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399585623
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  • Julie

    Why Kill the Innocent by C.S. Harris is a 2018 Berkley publication. A sad death, shocking revelations, and a wealth of palace intrigue! A nasty spate of frigid cold, snow, and ice hold London in its g...

  • Phrynne

    It was so nice to get a new Sebastian St Cyr novel and to be able to revisit one of my favourite literary couples, Sebastian and Hero, now with the addition of their one year old son.This continues to...

  • Diane S ?

    When Hero stumbles on the body of Jane Ambrose, music teacher to Princess Charlotte, her husband Sebastian St. Cyr the viscount Devlin quickly becomes involved. Knowing he has little time before the p...

  • Jonetta

    Hero St. Cyr and Alexi Sauvage are returning home following a visit to one of her patients when they stumble upon the body of a young woman in a snow drift. Hero recognizes her as Jane Ambrose, the lo...

  • Caz

    C.S. Harris has maintained a consistently high standard throughout her long-running  Sebastian St. Cyr  series of historical mysteries, but the last two or three books, in particular, have been outs...

  • Mei

    The title is exactly what Sebastian and Hero must find out! Who killed poor Jane? And why?The answer is really as simple as "the killer is the butler", but the road to the killer is as twisting as a m...

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    Great story loaded with history and mystery! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This book has been an experience. I’ve read a lot of historical books in my time but I have to say the detail and the authenticit...

  • Juli

    I discovered this series a bit late in the game, but I'm sure glad I did! Why Kill the Innocent is the 13th book in the Sebastian St Cyr series. I love the mix of historical fiction and mystery. This ...

  • Ira

    I really love this series! ❤❤❤It’s getting better and better.I did both, read and listen at the same time and it was a fabulous experience 😀So many tragedies and sadness in this story thoug...

  • Veronica

    I’m once again visiting my all-time favorite historical mystery series. It’s book thirteen now and, at this point, Sebastian and Hero are about as dear to me as any literary characters can be. The...