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Who Slays the Wicked

Written by: C. S. Harris
Narrated by: Davina Porter
Series: Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 14
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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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 best-selling author of Why Kill the Innocent.... 

When the handsome but dissolute young gentleman Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is called in by Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth of aiding one of his longtime friends and companions in the kidnapping and murder of a string of vulnerable street children. But Sebastian was never able to prove Ashworth's complicity. Nor was he able to prevent his troubled, headstrong young niece Stephanie from entering into a disastrous marriage with the dangerous nobleman. 

Stephanie has survived the difficult birth of twin sons. But Sebastian soon discovers that her marriage has quickly degenerated into a sham. Ashworth abandoned his pregnant bride at his father's Park Street mansion and has continued living an essentially bachelor existence. And mounting evidence - ranging from a small bloody handprint to a woman's silk stocking - suggests that Ashworth's killer was a woman. 

Sebastian is tasked with unraveling the shocking nest of secrets surrounding Ashworth's life to keep Stephanie from being punished for his death.

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Fun and wicked games

I truly enjoy the clever working of fact and fiction brought so perfectly to life by the aristocratic inflections of Davina Porter

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  • Annette Mitchell
  • 2019-04-16

Loved it but not all I had hoped for.

Here we are at another installment in the lives of Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin and his lady wife Hero. We find Devlin being called to the scene of another ghastly murder of a member of the peerage. Only this time He has a personal interest in the case. His niece Stephanie's debauched rake of a husband has been murdered. It's good riddance to bad rubbish as far as many are concerned but especially for Stephanie. It is now up to Sebastian to find his killer and prove his niece innocent of the crime. The story is very well written and researched. Harris brings the historical facts to life for us in a most entertaining way. The only disappointment I had with the book was that no new info was given concerning Sebastian's search for his real father and the possible Scottish connection. I highly recommend this one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-04-16

Not the best in the series

This wasn’t the best plot in the series, but it was still definitely worth a listen. Davina Porter, was always, did an excellent job with the characters and accents.

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  • Bibliophile1963
  • 2019-10-18

Suspenseful and Atmospheric

I love this series and this particular book is another great one. Besides excellent plotting and mystery building and engaging characters, the series offers a wealth of historical detail, putting history in a contextual and personal perspective that I find informative and enjoyable. I now feel much more acquainted with Regency England.

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  • Sally
  • 2019-05-27

Not as good as previous books in series

There are some very interesting historical details in this book but, though the bodies do pile up, the story is kind of lame. And, sadly, Hero has become a boring stage prop. The personal stories of the main characters did not advance in this book, and I missed that element.

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  • Stacey R.
  • 2020-03-22

favorite series

love this series. my absolute favorite. performance is excellent. story great as always. characters are much loved.

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  • LC
  • 2020-03-01

The best book in a series of great books

Kept me guessing until the end!

The narration is top notch.

I love this series.

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  • D. Hubbard
  • 2020-01-09

The killer is obvious...

From just about the beginning of the novel but what a ride getting there! Starts slow but eventually picks up with a satisfying finish. Not to mention that the narrator, Davina Porter, is first rate, as always.

So if you don’t mind figuring out who done it from the very beginning it’s still an enjoyable listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-01

CS Harris doesn't disappoint

story great! book great! narrator great! anxiously awaiting the next! I will definitely buy it

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  • sslarigo
  • 2019-06-23

Excellent -- Another great installment

Good character development with lots of hints of more to come. Plenty of twists and turns - entertaining to the end.

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  • C.M.
  • 2019-05-28

Another great Sebastian St. Cyr thrill ride!

C.S. Harris is a master at weaving history, murder, politics, and semi justice into an edge of your seat story. (No spoilers here!) The book is so well written that I could see it all play out in my head. This series is one of my favorites. I love Sensation and Hero, and it's always great to catch up with the rest of the supporting cast as well. I'm already looking forward to Sebastian's next adventure!