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Sebastian St. Cyr is back:
When Falcons Fall
The tragic death of an enigmatic young stranger draws Sebastian St. Cyr and his wife, Hero, into a perilous tangle of passion and intrigue in this breath-taking new mystery from C. S. Harris.
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.
Sebastian quickly realizes that Emma Chance did not 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 is the presence of Lucien Bonaparte, the estranged brother of the megalomaniac French Emperor Napoleon, now held captive under the British government’s watchful eye. And when Sebastian discovers that Emma was not the first, or even the second, beautiful young woman in the village to die under suspicious circumstances, his investigation takes on new urgency.
"Unbearably exciting, filled with historical details, multiple suspects and, unexpectedly, Jane Austen, the reader will not be able to put this down."
—Romantic Times, Top Pick
The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of King Charles.