Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery)

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by C.S. Harris | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0451418123 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/27/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, October 27, 2016
I picked up this paperback at Annie's Book Stop, attracted by the title and atmospheric cover. It seems to be the tenth book in the "Sebastian St. Cyr" series; if I like it, I'll have lots of other titles to catch up on!

Later: Pretty good story, with a foundation in an actual - and rather morbid - bit of history. It's 1813, and in London, St. Cyr (now the Viscount Devlin) is called away from his wife and newborn son to help investigate a gruesome crime. A reputable and wealthy businessman has been beheaded, and a fragment left behind suggests a link between this crime and the recent rediscovery of the coffin of King Charles I, who had been executed for high treason in 1649 after the (temporary overthrow of the monarchy)...

The investigation includes run-ins with a number of powerful people in different walks of life, including St. Cyr's most hated nemesis. (Lots of little comments throughout the book hint at (or reveal outright) events from previous books, making it clear that St. Cyr and his wife Hero, as well as some of their closest friends, have had colorful and dangerous lives indeed.) I admit that I was more intrigued by some secondary characters, including the innkeeper who bears a strking resemblance to our hero, than to the main plot, but overall the story moved well and kept my interest. (The inclusion of a banker named Austen and his retiring sister Jane added some fun to the tale, especially when the characters who'd read her books kept comparing some of the suspects to her villains and heroes.)

Released 2 yrs ago (10/31/2016 UTC) at Little Free Library, 607 Chestnut St in Manchester, New Hampshire USA


I was delighted to find a new LFL in Manchester - and impressed that it's near the very handsome building housing a funeral home! I left several books there at around 1:30; hope the finder enjoys them!

*** Released as part of the 2016 Tick Tock release challenge. ***

*** Released as part of the 2016 Spooktacular Halloween release challenge. ***

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