What Darkness Brings (Sebastian St. Cyr #8)

What Darkness Brings (Sebastian St. Cyr #8)

London, September 1812. After a long night spent dealing with the tragic death of a former military comrade, a heart-sick Sebastian learns of a new calamity: Russell Yates, the dashing, one-time privateer who married Sebastian?s former lover Kat Boleyn a year ago, has been found standing over the corpse of notorious London diamond merchant Benjamin Eisler. Yates insists he London, September 1812. After a long night spent dealing with the tragic death of a former military comrade, a heart-si...

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Title:What Darkness Brings (Sebastian St. Cyr #8)
Author:C.S. Harris
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:What Darkness Brings
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:349 pages pages

What Darkness Brings (Sebastian St. Cyr #8) Reviews

  • Yune
    Mar 07, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

  • LJ
    May 11, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

  • Donna
    Aug 27, 2012

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

  • Miki
    Dec 10, 2012

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

    After a somewhat off-topic outing in her last novel, Harris decides to finally throw the readers a bone and move along the character relationships that drive this series just as much as its frequently macabre murders. Unfortunately, that does mean she's falling back once more on the he...

    Something has been bothering me about several of the series I like, and I've finally figured out what it is. Each one is being written as if it were a TV serial, with one quickly resolved plot, another, continuing sub-plot, and a cliff-hanger at the end of the season....-er, I mean boo...

  • Keri
    Jun 04, 2012

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

  • Audrey
    Mar 10, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

  • Andree
    May 01, 2018

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

  • Linda
    Mar 30, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

    After a somewhat off-topic outing in her last novel, Harris decides to finally throw the readers a bone and move along the character relationships that drive this series just as much as its frequently macabre murders. Unfortunately, that does mean she's falling back once more on the he...

    Something has been bothering me about several of the series I like, and I've finally figured out what it is. Each one is being written as if it were a TV serial, with one quickly resolved plot, another, continuing sub-plot, and a cliff-hanger at the end of the season....-er, I mean boo...

    3.5 The story-lines are always good in this series, the atmosphere true to the time period. Yet it is the characters that keep one reading this series and the complicated relationships between them all. Did miss Lord Jarvis in this one as he only made a token appearance and I do so lik...

    Every time I read the latest Sebastian St. Cyr mystery I think it can't be better than the last one but every time I am proved wrong. I loved everything about this latest book - fantastic plot, riveting, and I so enjoy the continuing story of Sebastian and Hero. I can now happily resum...

  • Rebecca
    Mar 11, 2018

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 15, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

    After a somewhat off-topic outing in her last novel, Harris decides to finally throw the readers a bone and move along the character relationships that drive this series just as much as its frequently macabre murders. Unfortunately, that does mean she's falling back once more on the he...

  • Blackjack
    Apr 01, 2018

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 19, 2012

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

    After a somewhat off-topic outing in her last novel, Harris decides to finally throw the readers a bone and move along the character relationships that drive this series just as much as its frequently macabre murders. Unfortunately, that does mean she's falling back once more on the he...

    Something has been bothering me about several of the series I like, and I've finally figured out what it is. Each one is being written as if it were a TV serial, with one quickly resolved plot, another, continuing sub-plot, and a cliff-hanger at the end of the season....-er, I mean boo...

    3.5 The story-lines are always good in this series, the atmosphere true to the time period. Yet it is the characters that keep one reading this series and the complicated relationships between them all. Did miss Lord Jarvis in this one as he only made a token appearance and I do so lik...

  • Lauren
    Sep 11, 2016

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

  • Katherine
    Apr 09, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

  • Jonetta
    May 26, 2016

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

  • Sophia
    Jun 12, 2012

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

  • Giedre
    Jan 27, 2018

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

  • Rhi
    Jan 12, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

  • Veronica
    Sep 23, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

  • Dianne
    Mar 14, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

  • Olya
    Jul 21, 2017

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

    After a somewhat off-topic outing in her last novel, Harris decides to finally throw the readers a bone and move along the character relationships that drive this series just as much as its frequently macabre murders. Unfortunately, that does mean she's falling back once more on the he...

    Something has been bothering me about several of the series I like, and I've finally figured out what it is. Each one is being written as if it were a TV serial, with one quickly resolved plot, another, continuing sub-plot, and a cliff-hanger at the end of the season....-er, I mean boo...

    3.5 The story-lines are always good in this series, the atmosphere true to the time period. Yet it is the characters that keep one reading this series and the complicated relationships between them all. Did miss Lord Jarvis in this one as he only made a token appearance and I do so lik...

    Every time I read the latest Sebastian St. Cyr mystery I think it can't be better than the last one but every time I am proved wrong. I loved everything about this latest book - fantastic plot, riveting, and I so enjoy the continuing story of Sebastian and Hero. I can now happily resum...

    This book is part of the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. They are set in the Regency period in England and are very well researched. In this book, Sebastian solves a murder involving the husband of his former lover. Part of the mystery is the fate of the French royal jewels and the H...

    I ? Sebastian. They should make this into a show. ...

    I really enjoy Sebastian St. Cyr. There are a couple of deaths in this book that really made me sad. I can only assume that the reason for one of them will become clear in future books -- otherwise there was absolutely no reason for it. Hero, Sebastian's wife is still sort of a myst...

    Having some trouble getting past the American-sounding dialogues, descriptions, etc. and the decidedly 20th century vocabulary - pretty sure Renaissance was was not called that in 1812. The author (who apparently is American - which explains quite a bit) also moved away from history in...

  • Phrynne
    Aug 01, 2016

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Oct 27, 2016

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

  • Teresa
    Mar 25, 2018

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

  • Ira
    May 06, 2017

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

  • Courtney
    Mar 08, 2013

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

  • Carolyn
    Jul 07, 2017

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

  • Nancy
    Jul 05, 2016

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

    After a somewhat off-topic outing in her last novel, Harris decides to finally throw the readers a bone and move along the character relationships that drive this series just as much as its frequently macabre murders. Unfortunately, that does mean she's falling back once more on the he...

    Something has been bothering me about several of the series I like, and I've finally figured out what it is. Each one is being written as if it were a TV serial, with one quickly resolved plot, another, continuing sub-plot, and a cliff-hanger at the end of the season....-er, I mean boo...

    3.5 The story-lines are always good in this series, the atmosphere true to the time period. Yet it is the characters that keep one reading this series and the complicated relationships between them all. Did miss Lord Jarvis in this one as he only made a token appearance and I do so lik...

    Every time I read the latest Sebastian St. Cyr mystery I think it can't be better than the last one but every time I am proved wrong. I loved everything about this latest book - fantastic plot, riveting, and I so enjoy the continuing story of Sebastian and Hero. I can now happily resum...

    This book is part of the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. They are set in the Regency period in England and are very well researched. In this book, Sebastian solves a murder involving the husband of his former lover. Part of the mystery is the fate of the French royal jewels and the H...

  • Barbara Rogers
    Jan 23, 2017

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

    After a somewhat off-topic outing in her last novel, Harris decides to finally throw the readers a bone and move along the character relationships that drive this series just as much as its frequently macabre murders. Unfortunately, that does mean she's falling back once more on the he...

    Something has been bothering me about several of the series I like, and I've finally figured out what it is. Each one is being written as if it were a TV serial, with one quickly resolved plot, another, continuing sub-plot, and a cliff-hanger at the end of the season....-er, I mean boo...

    3.5 The story-lines are always good in this series, the atmosphere true to the time period. Yet it is the characters that keep one reading this series and the complicated relationships between them all. Did miss Lord Jarvis in this one as he only made a token appearance and I do so lik...

    Every time I read the latest Sebastian St. Cyr mystery I think it can't be better than the last one but every time I am proved wrong. I loved everything about this latest book - fantastic plot, riveting, and I so enjoy the continuing story of Sebastian and Hero. I can now happily resum...

    This book is part of the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. They are set in the Regency period in England and are very well researched. In this book, Sebastian solves a murder involving the husband of his former lover. Part of the mystery is the fate of the French royal jewels and the H...

    I ? Sebastian. They should make this into a show. ...

    I really enjoy Sebastian St. Cyr. There are a couple of deaths in this book that really made me sad. I can only assume that the reason for one of them will become clear in future books -- otherwise there was absolutely no reason for it. Hero, Sebastian's wife is still sort of a myst...

  • Kiesha ~ 1Cheekylass
    Nov 07, 2016

    Another excellent instalment in the Sebastian St Cyr historical mystery series! I love that these novels are based on real events, in this case the mystery surrounding the missing French Crown Jewels, lost in the revolution. The mystery concerns a large blue diamond, a murdered jewelle...

    Another great mystery based on real historical events with a few fictional murders thrown in to provide excitement! Really though the main interest in this series is the development of the main characters and their relationships. Sebastian and Hero get closer and closer despite everyth...

    This is another series that is a fave! The books tend to get better and better. I highly recommend this series to those who like historical mysteries. If you want to know in more detail what this series is about you can read my review What Angels Fear which is the first book. ...

    When a renowned gem dealer is found dead in his home with the supposed murderer standing over his body, Sebastian is asked to help investigate. Russell Yates has been accused of the crime and he's facing execution in days. Of course, he cries foul. This was one of the most complica...

    Four and a half stars This series has always woven actual events from the time period into the story, incorporating it into the mystery du jour in unusual and interesting ways. I can't tell you how many times these books have sent me to my nearest internet capable device to Google s...

    My favorite of the series so far! The mystery had so many aspects, many of them connected to the personal lives of the characters. And I feel like just as I begin to know some things, there is still so much to be revealed. I haven't binge read like this in long time, but these are high...

    The moment Hendon appeared with the news that Yates was arrested for murder my right eye twitched. Why? Because I knew there was no possibility of Kat not being in this book, since she's his wife and all. I thought I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. To my surprise, while there was...

    4.25 stars. Another excellent read, pity though Kat was here a bit more than I would like and ruined my enjoyment a little bit! But Sebastian and Hero relationship is getting awesome and the storyline as usual is very good too. ...

    One of my favorites of the series, this one has it all -- a strong and compelling mystery that kept me guessing throughout, substantive forward motion in the romance between Sebastian and his amazing wife, suspense, wonderful secondary characters, and humor. Yes, it is actually rather ...

    The idea of a murder mystery rooted in the history of the Hope Diamond is great, and I love Sebastian and Hero's little steps towards building a stronger relationship. The players in the mystery story make things feel overcomplicated and too many of them are connected with Sebastian's ...

    I think this, along with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Murder Mystery series is the best historical mystery series available, bar none (and I think I've read them all-Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Jacqueline Winspear). I discovered this series last January and quickly glommed up the entir...

    What Darkness Brings 4 Stars At the request of his estranged father, Sebastian St. Cyr looks into the death of a wealthy jeweler when Kat Boleyn's new husband, Russell Yates, is arrested for the crime. Sebastian soon learns that the victim was keeping some dark and dangerous secret...

    First Sentence: The man was so old his face sagged in crinkly, sallow folds and Jenny could see pink scalp through the thin white hair plastered by sweat to his head. Friends of Sebastian St. Cyr need his help. One has recently been found dead, leaving behind a wife and child. The s...

    If you like fictional historical mysteries that actually weave fact in with the fiction, I think you?ll find What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris to be a great read! Taking place in the early nineteenth century in England, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife ...

    As I read mysteries mostly for the characters (a person must have a particularly interesting quality to go hunting for a murderer in non-modern times), you probably shouldn't judge this book's merit as a mystery by my review. Disclaimer aside, I've been thoroughly enjoying the Sebas...

    Oh, how I had missed Sebastian St. Cyr and his cast of supporting characters. C.S. Harris concocted an engaging mystery inspired by real people and theories surrounding the famous Hope Diamond. As always, Harris does a nice job of weaving together mystery, historical details, and chara...

    4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this, mostly the ones that I thought were going to be particularly annoying. (view spoiler)[The Yates getting arrested thing, and Sebastian stepping in to help Kat was less annoying than I was expecting it to be. It was better do...

    "Is this general maintenance or did you shoot someone?" I may never be able to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is probably the best written one thus far. Every element seems to be complete perfection, and nothing is lacking. There's two excellent mysteries, politic...

    Mmm. Mmm. GOOD! It was wonderful to catch up with Sebastian and Hero in this, Harris' eighth historical mystery novel in the addictive Sebastian St. Cyr series. As always, the mystery was sinister and complex, teasingly holding the solution out of reach until the last pages. It was int...

    This was an interesting mystery in that it began right away being personal to Sebastian because it involves his former lover's husband. When a slimy evil moneylender and broker of valuable items is killed, Russell Yates is the chief suspect. Sebastian races against the clock to find ou...

    It's always a pleasure to read a book as prettily crafted as this lime-and-black hardcover. The dust jacket is equally attractive, and made me feel quite edgy while reading on the bus. A clever cover is what sells a book, and the jacket artist deserves a cake for this pretty little num...

    Awesome read! Can't ever get enough of Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries. This book picks up after Sebastian and Hero have been married for six weeks. Just when Sebastian thinks that he is going to sink into wedding bliss with his pregnant wife Hero and just be happy, he is abruptly brought ...

    After a somewhat off-topic outing in her last novel, Harris decides to finally throw the readers a bone and move along the character relationships that drive this series just as much as its frequently macabre murders. Unfortunately, that does mean she's falling back once more on the he...

    Something has been bothering me about several of the series I like, and I've finally figured out what it is. Each one is being written as if it were a TV serial, with one quickly resolved plot, another, continuing sub-plot, and a cliff-hanger at the end of the season....-er, I mean boo...

    3.5 The story-lines are always good in this series, the atmosphere true to the time period. Yet it is the characters that keep one reading this series and the complicated relationships between them all. Did miss Lord Jarvis in this one as he only made a token appearance and I do so lik...

    Every time I read the latest Sebastian St. Cyr mystery I think it can't be better than the last one but every time I am proved wrong. I loved everything about this latest book - fantastic plot, riveting, and I so enjoy the continuing story of Sebastian and Hero. I can now happily resum...

    This book is part of the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. They are set in the Regency period in England and are very well researched. In this book, Sebastian solves a murder involving the husband of his former lover. Part of the mystery is the fate of the French royal jewels and the H...

    I ? Sebastian. They should make this into a show. ...