When Falcons Fall

When Falcons Fall

eBook - 2016
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"The much-anticipated new entree in the Sebastian St. Cyr "simply elegant" historical mystery series, from the national bestselling author of Who Buries the Dead and Why Kings Confess. Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. But when the body of a lovely widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village's inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help. Almost immediately, Sebastian realizes that Emma Chance did not, in truth, take her own life. Less easy to discern is exactly how she died, and why. For as Sebastian and Hero soon discover, Emma was hiding both her true identity and her real reasons for traveling to Ayleswick. Also troubling are the machinations of Lucien Bonaparte, the estranged brother of the megalomaniac French Emperor Napoleon. Held captive under the British government's watchful eye, the younger Bonaparte is restless, ambitious, and treacherous. Sebastian's investigation takes on new urgency when he discovers that Emma was not the first, or even the second, beautiful young woman in the village to die under suspicious circumstances. Home to the eerie ruins of an ancient monastery, Ayleswick reveals itself to be a dark and dangerous place of secrets that have festered among the villagers for decades--and a violent past that may be connected to Sebastian's own unsettling origins. And as he faces his most diabolical opponent ever, he is forced to consider what malevolence he's willing to embrace in order to destroy a killer.-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Publishing Group, 2016
ISBN: 9780698167889
0698167880
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: text file
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WendyLC
Feb 19, 2017

my favorite in the series since possibly the one where Hero and St Cyr met. A couple moments where I winced at the overtly romance-novel language (shove twelve hyperemotional words into a single paragraph, and I notice). But the mystery was intriguing.

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maipenrai
Dec 05, 2016

(Book 11 in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series)

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