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What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris

Let's stop by early 19th century London for What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris.

Set in England in 1811, Harris's riveting debut delivers a powerful blend of political intrigue and suspense. When Sebastian Alistair St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is accused of the rape and murder of actress Rachel York, mistress to various members of Spencer Perceval's wobbly Tory cabinet, Sebastian goes "on the lam," in the words of young Tom, his adopted companion and faithful servant, and must spend frantic days in clever disguises chasing "across London and back."

Uncanny powers of sight and hearing help him to identify several suspects, including Hugh Gordon, Rachel's fellow actor and ex-lover; shadowy French émigré Leo Pierrepoint; and even his own wayward nephew, Bayard Wilcox, who had been stalking the victim for weeks. Also implicated is portrait painter Giorgio Donatelli, for whom Rachel often posed nude, whose current patron, Lord Fairchild, is expected to be the next prime minister. Waiting in the wings to rule over this gathering chaos is dissolute Prince George (aka Prinny), soon to become regent for his incompetent father, George III.

This is the first in a series of novels featuring Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, a brilliant young nobleman shattered by his experience in the Napoleonic Wars.

C.S Harris (Candy) is an Air Force brat who grew up exploring castles in Spain and fishing in the mountains of Oregon and Idaho. Candy later worked as an archaeologist and earned a PhD in European history. She now writes the Sebastian St. Cyr historical mystery series under the name C.S. Harris and coauthors a series of contemporary thrillers as C.S. Graham. Married to retired Army Colonel Steve Harris, she lives in New Orleans. Visit her website at

Cuyahoga Library has 6 copies, Cleveland Public Library has 20.

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  • Kate H.

    I am irked that I missed this. I got stuck in a muddy driveway in Garretsville (long story), then went to wrong direction and was too late. I bet I missed a good discussion - I really liked the book - and have continued with the whole series, and really like how it's unfolded.

    September 21, 2013

  • Jill

    Mom is planning on being there

    September 14, 2013

    • Caroline G.

      Oh, she said on Facebook earlier today that she would miss September and October ... she's going to give you some Yoga books and DVDs to lend me.

      September 14, 2013

  • Jill

    I have our annual meeting for our translators' group that day and am hosting our out-of-town speaker.

    August 18, 2013

    • Caroline G.

      And your Mom's going to miss it too ... boo. It's one of my fave books. You guys will have to post your reviews here. :)

      September 14, 2013

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