What Angels Fear

What Angels Fear

A Historical Mystery

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2005.
ISBN: 9780451219718
Branch Call Number: HAR
Characteristics: 341 p.

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marthabwaters
Jul 05, 2017

This one has been on my to-read list for a couple of years now, and I'm glad I finally picked it up. It hits right in the sweet spot of mysteries I enjoy: historical, a bit of romantic & interpersonal drama, and not too grisly. It's a bit darker than I usually like my mysteries, because I'm a wimp, but not to such an extreme that I couldn't enjoy it, and I thought this was pretty hard to put down. Hand this one to fans of Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey series and Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily books.

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maipenrai
Dec 05, 2016

(The first book in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series

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lbeast
Jun 21, 2016

Slow and overwrought, I struggled to get through this book. While I've enjoyed many other mysteries set in Georgian, Regency, Victorian, and other time periods, I kept putting this one down. It wasn't at all the fast paced page turner promised by the blurbs and reviews. The premise doesn't quite make sense. And despite the fact that it takes place in 1811, Sebastian, the protagonist, must have had a very speedy form of transport to zip him around London so quickly. Not recommended.

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Chapel_Hill_SusanM
May 27, 2015

I picked this up after I finished Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey mysteries, and loved it. This series is a little darker and a little less romantic, but there's still plenty of historical angst mixed in with the mystery.

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emerge
Jul 12, 2011

A historical mystery that will be enjoyed by fans of Deanna Raybourn & Tasha Alexander.

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kn1226
Aug 09, 2014

And because she loved him so much, because she would always love him, she forced herself to say what needed to be said, although the worse tore open every old bleeding wound she'd hidden away so deep within her.

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