Sunday, July 19, 2009

What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris

Read For:
RYOB Challenge
1st In A Series Challenge
A to Z Challenge

It's 1811, and the threat of revolution haunts the upper classes of King George III's England. Then a beautiful young woman is found savagely murdered on the altar steps of an ancient church near Westminster Abbey. A dueling pistol found at the scene and the damning testimony of a witness both point to one man-Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, a brilliant young nobleman shattered by his experience in the Napoleonic Wars

My Review:
This Regency era Historical Mystery really pulls you into the lives of St. Cyr, the main character, Tom, a street urchin who helps St Cyr in trying to solve who killed the victim, and Kat Boleyn, St. Cyr's former love, an actress who St. Cyr was willing to throw his title away for in order to marry six years before.

The lead is very much an "hero", but with moments of anti hero when needed. This book did well at setting up the relationships for future books, while still holding your interest. A good mystery too!
4 stars.

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