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Where Serpents Sleep

Written by: C. S. Harris
Narrated by: Davina Porter
Series: Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Fourth in the "moody and atmospheric" historical mystery series starring "a troubled but compelling antihero" (Booklist).

London, 1812. The brutal slaughter of eight young prostitutes in a house of refuge near Covent Garden leaves only one survivor - and one witness: Hero Jarvis, reform-minded daughter of the prince regent's cousin, Lord Jarvis. When the Machiavellian power broker quashes any official inquiry that might reveal his daughter's unorthodox presence, Hero launches an investigation of her own and turns to Sebastian St. Cyr, viscount Devlin, for help.

Working in an uneasy alliance, Hero and Sebastian follow a trail of clues leading from the seedy brothels and docksides of London's East End to the Mayfair mansions of a noble family with dark secrets to hide. Risking both their lives and their reputations, the two must race against time to stop a killer whose ominous plot threatens to shake the nation to its very core.

©2008 The Two Talers, LLC (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Historically wonderful

A great series. I’m really enjoying this series, this book was particularly good. Lots of twists turns, intrigue and even Romance... can’t wait to see how the relationships unfold in the next book.

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  • Anne
  • 2016-09-26

Outstanding

Complicated plots and finely detailed characters are yet again the author's hallmark.

Another compelling mystery...

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  • Me
  • 2016-01-10

Excellent story. Lots of twists!

Well written and organized storyline with twists and revelations. Narration: perfectly executed. Ready for next in the series.

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  • becky harlow
  • 2015-12-15

Worth the Read!

Loved it. Waiting for the next book. It is Amanda Quick meets Mary Higgins Clark. I love the characters.

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  • sweetsusiegirl
  • 2016-08-09

Complex plot and characters

I'm completely hooked on this series ...the complexity of the murder mystery is augmented by fantastic characters and the ongoing relationship issues of the central characters. Ms. Porter does an excellent job of narrating and the only complaint is have is that Miss Jarvis' voice sounds far too old for a 25 year old woman. Still, very engrossing and a wonderful way to pass the time on my commute.

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  • Annette Mitchell
  • 2016-06-04

Family secrets can lead to death.

Hero, the daughter of Sebastian ' s enemy involves him in finding out why a peer's daughter turned to prostitution and ended up dying in her arms. Sebastian's probing leads him to dark family secrets and an even darker plot for murder. Can Hero and Sebastian find justice for the dead and prevent further deaths?

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  • James
  • 2016-05-04

Love this series! !!

I would give this 10 out of 5 if I could. You won't be disappointed. Short review. ..going to next book. Woo-hoo

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  • T. Nelson
  • 2016-04-01

Love this series

Anything Davina Porter narrates I will read. Bonus that this series is entertaining and makes me want to sit in traffic.

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  • LYNNETTE PEASE
  • 2020-01-19

Another winner!

Love this series. Can't wait to start the next one. Davina Porter's excellent narration is icing on the cake.

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  • Donna Perkins
  • 2018-11-14

Great series - this is book 2

Sebastian St. Cyr is a great character - and Davina Porter is a wonderful narrator. I started listening to her with the Outlander Series, and chose this series because of her initially. Each story in C.S. Harris series is a good mystery with plenty of action, but Sebastian's story line is the thread that keeps me reading. #Mystery #Clever #Europe #Murder #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Robbie P.
  • 2017-11-20

Great book

Very much enjoyed this book, to the extent that I️ will get through the following few years. Story line along with characters are believeable"
Look forward to another installment"l7