When Maidens Mourn

When Maidens Mourn

A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery

Book - 2012
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Regency England, August 1812: Sebastian St. Cyr's plans to escape the heat of London for a honeymoon with his new bride, Hero Jarvis, are shattered when the murdered body of Hero's good friend Gabrielle Tennyson is discovered drifting in a battered boat at the site of a long-vanished castle known as Camlet Moat. Missing and also presumed dead are Gabrielle's two young cousins.

Still struggling to define the nature of their new marriage, Sebastian and Hero find themselves occasionally working at cross-purposes as their investigation uncovers dark secrets at the heart of the Tennyson family and an enigmatic young French lieutenant who is concealing mysteries of his own.

Sebastian and Hero's race to unmask a ruthless killer and unravel the puzzle of the missing children puts both their lives and their growing love for each other at risk as they're threatened by powerful men in high places...and by a tall, dark stranger who may hold the key to Sebastian's own parentage.

Publisher: New York : Obsidian, c2012.
ISBN: 9780451414229
Characteristics: 341 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jan 02, 2017

In every St. Cyr mystery, there comes a point for me where I just need to cancel all of my plans because I'm going to spend the rest of the day finishing the book. In this one, it came in the early middle, which is a lot sooner than the previous mystery. This one is also slightly less political, instead centering on King Arthur & Co and various architectural pursuits involved therein. Plus the personal drama continues along (not as personally dramatic as previous books, but there's still plenty for Sebastian to feel all moody about). The point is: true to form; I want more.

Dec 05, 2016

(The seventh book in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series)

Sep 08, 2013

This is a very readable series of mysteries set during the regency period in England. (For those who care, it is the same time frame as the Patrick O'Brien novels as well as those of Jane Austen, I think.) I have a suspicion that someone who really cared about the mysteries would perhaps find these frustrating. I feel like an awful lot got introduced in the final three chapters. But I read these as much for the settings and the character development. Both of those are excellent.

I think it is very important to read these in order.

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