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.
C. S. Harris is the national bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries; as C. S. Graham, a thriller series coauthored with former intelligence officer Steven Harris; and seven award-winning historical romances written under the name Candice Proctor. A respected scholar with a PhD in nineteenth-century Europe, she is also the author of a nonfiction historical study of the French Revolution. She lives with her husband in New Orleans and has two grown daughters.
"This riveting historical tale of tragedy and triumph...will enthrall you!"--Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author of If the Viscount Falls "With such well-developed characters, intriguing plot lines, graceful prose, and keen sense of time and place based on solid research, this is historical mystery at its best."--Booklist* "Unbearably exciting, filled with historical details, multiple suspects and, unexpectedly, Jane Austen, the reader will not be able to put this down."--RT Book Reviews "Harris is one of the best historical mystery writers I've read, capturing the reader's interest and imagination from the first page . . . A most enjoyable read."--Historical Novel Society