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Who Buries the Dead

(2015)
(The tenth book in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series)
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The grisly murder of a West Indies slave owner and the reappearance of a dangerous enemy from Sebastian St. Cyr's past combine to put C. S. Harris's "troubled but compelling antihero" (Booklist) to the ultimate test in this taut, thrilling mystery. London, 1813. The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap bearing the inscription King Charles, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed seventeenth-century Stuart monarch. Equally troubling, the victim's kinship to the current Home Secretary draws the notice of Sebastian's powerful father-in-law, Lord Jarvis, who will exploit any means to pursue his own clandestine ends.

Working in concert with his fiercely independent wife, Hero, Sebastian finds his inquiries taking him from the wretched back alleys of Fish Street Hill to the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair as he amasses a list of suspects who range from an eccentric Chelsea curiosity collector to the brother of an unassuming but brilliantly observant spinster named Jane Austen. But as one brutal murder follows another, it is the connection between the victims and ruthless former army officer Sinclair, Lord Oliphant, that dramatically raises the stakes. Once, Oliphant nearly destroyed Sebastian in a horrific wartime act of carnage and betrayal. Now the vindictive former colonel might well pose a threat not only to Sebastian but to everything - and everyone - Sebastian holds most dear.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Sebastian St. Cyr is everything you could want in a Regency-era nobleman-turned–death investigator: uncannily clever, unwaveringly reserved, and irresistibly sexy." - Lisa Gardner


Used availability for C S Harris's Who Buries the Dead

Hardback Editions

March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery)
Author(s): C S Harris
ISBN: 0-451-41756-9 / 978-0-451-41756-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery)
Author(s): C S Harris
ISBN: 0-451-41812-3 / 978-0-451-41812-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Who Buries the Dead: Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 10
Author(s): C S Harris
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Who Buries the Dead: Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 10
Author(s): C S Harris
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Book 10)
Author(s): C S Harris
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU