Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr #13)

Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr #13)

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 Princes In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Where the Dead Lie, a brutal murder draws Sebastian St....

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Title:Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr #13)
Author:C.S. Harris
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Why Kill the Innocent
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:335 pages pages

Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr #13) Reviews

  • LJ
    May 10, 2018
    First Sentence: A howling wind flung icy snow crystals into Hero Devlin?s face, stinging her cold cheeks and stealing her breath. London is experiencing one of its most severe winters. Returning to her carriage along with midwife Alexi Sauvage, Hero Devlin falls onto the body of a...
  • Susan in NC
    May 20, 2018
    4.5 stars - down from 5 because the ending dragged on a bit; but this continues to be one of my favorite historical mystery series. They are literate, well-researched, well-written and always offer a twisty, satisfying puzzle illustrating the sleazy underbelly of Regency London. Lon...
  • Barb in Maryland
    Apr 08, 2018
    The latest in this long-running series is a taut exercise in asking the right question to the right person at the right time. And Sebastian St Cyr (Viscount Devlin) is a pro at asking questions. While on a mission of mercy, Devlin's wife Hero and her companion, midwife Alexi Sauvage, ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Feb 18, 2018
    London, 1814. In one of the coldest winters ever is the body of a woman found in the snow by no other than Hero, the wife of Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin. She recognizes the woman as Jane Ambrose, a piano teacher to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent. Since J...
  • Rebecca
    Apr 02, 2018
    "Curiosity is a dangerous weakness. You should strive to overcome it." I have spent the last two months obsessing over this series, and having finally caught up is a bittersweet moment. I am uncertain how I'll make it an entire year before reading a new Sebastian St. Cyr book! Like ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 20, 2018
    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 palace hushes the murder up, he ascertains that her death is not a natural one and that...
  • Caz
    Aug 05, 2017
    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 outstanding ? which is quite remarkable when one considers that this latest instalment,?...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Apr 06, 2018
    3.5 stars I?ve kind of jumped around in this series. I was first introduced to this series when the twelfth book came across my desk for review. I had never heard of the series before but I was intrigued. So much so that I picked up the first book in the series to read before I j...
  • Lauren
    May 12, 2018
    Why Kill the Innocent 4 Stars Sebastian St. Cyr finds himself embroiled in another murder investigation when his wife, Hero, literally stumbles across the dead body of Jane Somerset, Princess Charlotte's piano teacher. With the palace thwarting him at every turn, Sebastian uncovers...
  • Ashley
    Feb 20, 2018
    I absolutely love this series. However, this particular book fell a little flat for me. There were a lot of characters running all over the place and pointing fingers without a lot of substance to it. In most of the other books there is a lot of character development with Sebastian and...
  • Sophia
    Apr 08, 2018
    Royal intrigue, a gifted female musician, the Frost Fair, Rothschild gold, and a cunning mystery draw Sebastian and Hero into a dangerous, wintry hunt. The story opens with Hero stumbling over the nearly frozen body of Jane Ambrose, piano teacher to Princess Charlotte. The palace co...
  • Julie
    Jun 09, 2018
    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 grip. As Hero makes her way through the icy sludge, she literally stumbles acro...
  • Giedre
    Apr 05, 2018
    Sebastian and Hero investigate a murder while trying not to freeze their bits off. Winter is a bitch. Regency era winter even more so. Anyway, there's a lot of sadness in this book. Sebastian and Hero's relationship-slash-partnership helps balance it out somewhat, but CS Harris's depic...
  • Jaclyn
    Apr 01, 2018
    C.S. Harris' Sebastian St. Cyr series is very good; each book is always compelling and rich with historical detail. However, Why Kill the Innocent just seemed to push all those excellent qualities just a little bit further making this latest addition to the long-running series exceptio...
  • Jess
    Apr 07, 2018
    Good couple teamwork in crime solving, which is just what I like. Loved the specificity of the real historical season, and Princess Charlotte. I now have more questions regarding the death of Hero's mother. ...
  • Marlene
    Dec 22, 2017
    Originally published at Reading Reality Every book in the Sebastian St. Cyr series of historical mysteries, from its very beginning in What Angels Fear, begins with a question word. The words that inform the investigation of any mystery. Who? What? When? Where? Why? And every book e...
  • Jo Ann
    May 09, 2018
    Always one of my most anticipated reads of the year, this installment is an interesting mystery heavily plotted against real events/people of the time. I always love learning while being thoroughly entertained! While I was frustrated that the continuing story arc of Sebastian's parenta...
  • Veronica
    May 07, 2018
    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 year is 1814, the month is January and our sleuthing aristocrats are anticipating the...
  • Kira
    Apr 05, 2018
    The mystery in this was not my favorite. It kept circling around the same suspects. However I loved how one woman's murder tied in so closely with complicated politics of the time. The royal family had a big role in this although they rarely made an appearance themselves. One topic thi...
  • Phrynne
    May 28, 2018
    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 be an excellent series which always presents an intriguing fictional mystery set ...
  • Teresa
    Apr 04, 2018
    ?We like to believe the world arcs toward justice?I suppose because it reassures us and makes us think there?s some sort of order to our existence. But what if we?re wrong? What if it?s all meaningless chaos and chance?? ?Even if it is, that doesn?t mean justice isn...
  • Chris  Carroll
    Mar 14, 2018
    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 authenticity of this story added so much to the underlying theme. One of the things I got ...
  • Ira
    Apr 05, 2018
    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 though, many based by the true stories happened in those Great Fog time and I don...
  • Natelle Woodworth
    May 14, 2018
    From the moment Hero trips over the dead body of Jane Ambrose, the piano teacher, of Princess Charlotte, I was instantly sucked into this historical fiction mystery novel. I?ve never read any of C.S. Harris? Sebastian Cyr novels and it won?t be my last. When reading ?Why Kill t...
  • Lorraine
    Apr 06, 2018
    Oh, how glad I am that C. S. Harris? Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery #13) arrived yesterday. I opened the package and dove right in. Of course, I am sad that I have to wait another year until the author?s next installment to this series is released, but the wait is...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Apr 10, 2018
    2.5 stars... I was very dissapointed when I finished this book. I felt like Harris just shortchanged me as a reader and her characters with this cut and pasted drivel. I normally love this series but I didn't get any warm fuzzy feelings from this book at all. The whole time I was re...
  • Juli
    May 19, 2018
    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 book kept my attention from beginning to end. Interesting mystery. Great suspense and ...
  • Barbara Rogers
    Mar 25, 2018
    Series: Sebastian St. Cyr #13 Publication Date: 4/3/18 I anxiously await each new release in this series and can hardly wait to start reading. Then, I am bereft when it ends. I always think that I?ll pace myself, read slower, enjoy longer, but, I always find myself flying through...
  • Jessica
    Apr 12, 2018
    Thanks to Berkley Pub for the copy in exchange for my honest review! If you've followed my reviews for awhile, then you'll know that I'm a fan of historical fiction. What's even better about WHY KILL THE INNOCENT? There's mystery thrown into the mix as well. This is the thirteenth ...
  • Kiesha ~ 1Cheekylass
    Apr 07, 2018
    What can I say? This is typical C.S. Harris and probably one of her best from a mystery perspective. It was great to catch up with Sebastian, Hero, Tom, Lovejoy and yes, even that omniscient endearing bad guy, Jarvis. These books only come out once a year, so it was like a birthday whe...