Who Slays the Wicked

Who Slays the Wicked

The death of a fiendish nobleman strikes close to home as Sebastian St. Cyr is tasked with finding the killer to save his young cousin from persecution in this riveting new historical mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Why Kill the Innocent....When the handsome but dissolute young gentleman Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount...

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Title:Who Slays the Wicked
Author:C.S. Harris
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Who Slays the Wicked Reviews

  • Mei

    I love how constant is the good writing in this series! The author thoroughly researched the period and you can "feel" how life was in London in that period! It's just wonderful!

    The mystery part is, as usual, very interesting and convoluted and I kept guessting (wrongly) who did it! LOL

    What I missed more here is family time between Sebastian and Hero and Sebastian's "meetings" with Jarvis and what Jarvis is doing with Victoria.

    Don't get me wrong, we get all that, but it's too short for my taste!

    I love how constant is the good writing in this series! The author thoroughly researched the period and you can "feel" how life was in London in that period! It's just wonderful!

    The mystery part is, as usual, very interesting and convoluted and I kept guessting (wrongly) who did it! LOL

    What I missed more here is family time between Sebastian and Hero and Sebastian's "meetings" with Jarvis and what Jarvis is doing with Victoria.

    Don't get me wrong, we get all that, but it's too short for my taste!

    We get to know a little bit in depth who is Victoria and the author gave some juicy bits about her past that could be explored in the next books! I hope they'll be explored, because I'm very curious about her and if Jarvis will marry her and survive! LOL

    I also got the feeling that Hero and Sebastian and settled nicely in their family life and, if not for Sebastian's involvement with crime-solving, they'll be living a quiet and loving life! But thanfully the author didn't do that to us and we get to see Sebastian in his sleuth mode!

    I love the interviews Hero does with the poor. It were the most touching moments of the book! It was heart wrenching to read how huge was the gap between the aristocracy and the other less fortunate.

    Even when the end came and the culprit was discovered I closed the book with the thought that Justice is not equal for all. It is a lot more "equal" for the rich!!! And that left me a bad taste in my mouth, since nothing has changed in all this time!

    This is an excellent book where not only you got a nice story, but also makes you think about deeper things than romance or crime!

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Sebastian is tasked with finding the real killer when his cousin is accused of murder.

    Sebastian’s cousin, Stephanie, married this handsome but unsettling nobleman against Sebastian’s wishes. Sebastian could never prove Ashworth did anything untoward, but he had strong suspicions. Stephanie was abandoned by Ashworth while pregnant, and evidence is found at the scene of his murder suggesting the killer is a woman.

    Oh, I was completely lost

    ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

    Sebastian is tasked with finding the real killer when his cousin is accused of murder.

    Sebastian’s cousin, Stephanie, married this handsome but unsettling nobleman against Sebastian’s wishes. Sebastian could never prove Ashworth did anything untoward, but he had strong suspicions. Stephanie was abandoned by Ashworth while pregnant, and evidence is found at the scene of his murder suggesting the killer is a woman.

    Oh, I was completely lost in Who Slays the Wicked. This story hitting so close to home for Sebastian just connected it to me all the more. Stephanie is extremely sympathetic here and I wanted the real killer to be found.

    I don’t really want to say too much more, but I’ll close with his. Sebastian has a brilliant analytical mind, and these books get you right inside. They make you think the way he does, and it’s so engrossing. The writing is completely transportive and brilliant. If you are a fan of historical mysteries, this is hands-down one of the best series I’ve tried. Jonetta was right!

    I received a complimentary copy of each. All opinions are my own.

    My reviews can also be found on my blog:

  • Phrynne

    I loved every word of this beautiful book. Of course after the previous 13 books in the series I love Sebastian and his little family and the author can do no wrong in my eyes!

    This episode had a large number of murders starting with the death of someone everyone wanted dead anyway. The only problem was that Sebastian's own niece became a suspect so of course he has to find the true killer. People then started to drop like flies, including quite a few at the hand of Sebastian himself.

    As usual we

    I loved every word of this beautiful book. Of course after the previous 13 books in the series I love Sebastian and his little family and the author can do no wrong in my eyes!

    This episode had a large number of murders starting with the death of someone everyone wanted dead anyway. The only problem was that Sebastian's own niece became a suspect so of course he has to find the true killer. People then started to drop like flies, including quite a few at the hand of Sebastian himself.

    As usual we enjoy the wonder of the author's knowledge of London at that time. She describes places we know today as they were then and it is fun to visualise the way things used to be. Hero is busy interviewing people who did some pretty awful jobs like night soil workers and Sebastian is shooting people and not even being interviewed by the police. It was definitely a time when being rich was the only way to be.

    I totally failed to guess the guilty parties but was happy to note that many aspects of the story were left up in the air at the end of the book. This should be a guarantee that there is another book in the works for next year. I for one cannot wait!

  • Diane S ☔

    It must be incredibly difficult for an author to maintain the high standards of a series the longer it lasts. Harris has done just that, and more. Each consecutive book, in my opinion, keeps getting better and better. Impressive, to say the least.

    In this outing, a high ranking, though despicable member of the aristocracy in murdered, in the most dissolute of fashions. Although despised by many, including himself, Sebastian is called on to investigate. He is a ranking member of the aristocracy hi

    It must be incredibly difficult for an author to maintain the high standards of a series the longer it lasts. Harris has done just that, and more. Each consecutive book, in my opinion, keeps getting better and better. Impressive, to say the least.

    In this outing, a high ranking, though despicable member of the aristocracy in murdered, in the most dissolute of fashions. Although despised by many, including himself, Sebastian is called on to investigate. He is a ranking member of the aristocracy himself, but unlike many of his class he has deep sympathies for the underdogs, the lower class. He also has a personal reason to find the killer.

    Such a great mix of personal, Sebastian has had a varied life, to crime solving, and the political times.

    So much in their series is based on fact, it is very well researched, and one does feel like the are back in the early 1800s. The period details are amazingly well written.

    At books end, one quote struck me, " Rank and wealth can cover a multitude of sins." Seems much hasn't changed in that regard.

    ARc from Netgalley.

  • Julie

    Who Slays the Wicked by C. S. Harris is a 2019 Berkley publication.

    Well, naturally, I didn’t shed any tears over Ashworth’s demise. Good riddance, if you ask me. But the evidence tends to point to Sebastian’s niece, a development that made me as nervous as it did Sebastian.

    It then becomes of utmost importance to keep suspicion away from Stephanie, if at all possible, in hopes of finding another viable suspect- of which there are plenty. However, more political intrigue develops when the Russia

    Who Slays the Wicked by C. S. Harris is a 2019 Berkley publication.

    Well, naturally, I didn’t shed any tears over Ashworth’s demise. Good riddance, if you ask me. But the evidence tends to point to Sebastian’s niece, a development that made me as nervous as it did Sebastian.

    It then becomes of utmost importance to keep suspicion away from Stephanie, if at all possible, in hopes of finding another viable suspect- of which there are plenty. However, more political intrigue develops when the Russian Grand Duchess arrives in London several months ahead of schedule.

    Meanwhile, Hero is doing research on the poorest people of London, which has her interviewing rag and bone pickers and night soil men. Also, Hero finally begins to connect the dots when it comes to her dear, clever and conniving cousin, when a few more interesting details emerge. I can't wait for this thread to develop further!!

    As always, there is a lot going on in this latest chapter in the series. As desperately as Sebastian hopes his niece is not guilty, he remains mostly unbiased, occasionally over compensating, following the clues, making calm, yet worrying deductions. He also had to put up with the Russian connection, which quickly becomes more of a personal concern, as Sebastian's inquires are not exactly welcome.

    It is hard to find fault in this book anywhere, especially the way Harris weaves the intricate details of this enthralling mystery. But, as a long- time reader of the series, I was a bit disappointed in the chemistry between Hero and Sebastian- and Hero’s reduced role. I, also, at this point in the series, really wouldn’t miss Kat all that much, if Sebastian left off visiting her for a while. Her role in this installment felt more like a contrivance or token appearance anyway.

    That said, Hero’s research is eye-opening. As a history lover, I have read about the extremely distasteful occupations the poor acclimated themselves to and the lengths they would go just to survive, but Hero’s research humanizes the poverty- which is extreme, and hard to imagine. These segments may make a few readers feel a bit squeamish- and grateful for modern plumbing.

    (Although it is worth noting that Rag & Bone men made a resurgence in the 2000’s due to the cost of scrap metal.)

    Overall, this was another incredibly tense and deeply engrossing installment in one of my very favorite series!!

    4 stars

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