Book Review: CS Harris Who Buries The Dead (Sebastian St Cyr #10)





Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Country
 United Kindgom
Writers
 CS Harris
Publisher

Sub Genre
 Historical
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Book Review: CS Harris Who Buries The Dead


Plot Summary
Who Buries The Dead is the tenth novel in the Sebastian St Cyr series by author CS Harris.  In 1813 London  the viscous decapitation of Stanley Preston, wealthy plantation owner draws Sebastian St Cyr into a macabre and periulous investigation.  The discover near the body links the case to the murdered King Charles I but as the body count rises it is the connection to Lord Oliphant that dramatically raises the stakes.  Oliphant nearly destroyed Sebastian before and he may now be a threat to everything Sebastian holds dear. 

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My Review
CS Harris's Who Buries The Dead is a historical dcrime novel set in Regency England. Sebastian St Cyr, also known as Lord Devlin, is an aristocrat who has decided to make investigating crime his life's work despite not needing too.  As such this book is set very much inside the English aristocracy and their prim and proper ways, although Devlin is perhaps given a more modern outlook than would be expected of the time.

But set against this outwardly picturesque view of British society is the gruesome nature of the crime which draws Sebastian into a dark, and disturbing section of London as well as meeting some nefarious characters along the way.

It is rich in historical detail and the two differing aspects work well together in a story which captivates.  Being set in the time it is some well known British figures are brought into the story, including  a famous British author.  This did seem a bit manufactured and unnecessary, if amusing, in an otherwise excellent novel.  Much of the story has a basis in historical fact which does give some authenticity to the characters for a fictional tale.

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