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Regency England, January 1813: The mutilated body of a young French doctor found in an alley beside a mysterious, badly injured woman entangles Sebastian in the deadly riddle of the "Lost Dauphin," the boy prince who disappeared during the darkest days of the French Revolution. Thrust into dangerous conflict with the Dauphin's sister--the imperious, ruthless daughter of Marie Antoinette--Sebastian finds his self-control shattered when he recognizes the injured woman as Alexi Sauvage, a figure from his own past associated with an act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him. With the murderer striking ever closer, Sebastian fears for the lives of his pregnant wife, Hero, and their soon-to-be-born child. And when he realizes the key to their survival may lie in the hands of an old enemy, he must finally face the truth about his own guilt in an incident he has found too terrible to consider....
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About the Author

C. S. Harris has written more than twenty novels. Why Kings Confess is the ninth book in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series, following What Darkness Brings, When Maidens Mourn, and Where Shadows Dance. Harris is also the author of the C. S. Graham thriller series coauthored with former intelligence officer Steven Harris, including The Babylonian Codex, The Solomon Effect, and The Archangel Project, and, writing as Candice Proctor, is the author of seven award-winning historical romances, including Beyond Sunrise and Midnight Confessions. A respected scholar of nineteenth-century Europe, she is also the author of a nonfiction historical study of the French Revolution entitled Women, Equality, and the French Revolution. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and has two daughters.

Reviews

"Best historical thriller writer in the business!"--New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner Praise for Why Kings Confess "Harris's best Regency whodunit yet...[She] melds mystery and history as seamlessly as she integrates developments in her lead's personal life into the plot."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Harris's novel shows an intimate knowledge of both the political and social history of Regency England....The history, characters, mystery, and atmosphere all draw the reader in and don't let go."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) -Best historical thriller writer in the business!---New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner Praise for Why Kings Confess -Harris's best Regency whodunit yet...[She] melds mystery and history as seamlessly as she integrates developments in her lead's personal life into the plot.---Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) -Harris's novel shows an intimate knowledge of both the political and social history of Regency England....The history, characters, mystery, and atmosphere all draw the reader in and don't let go.---RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) Best historical thriller writer in the business! New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner Praise forWhy Kings Confess Harris's best Regency whodunit yet...[She] melds mystery and history as seamlessly as she integrates developments in her lead s personal life into the plot. Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Harris s novel shows an intimate knowledge of both the political and social history of Regency England. The history, characters, mystery, and atmosphere all draw the reader in and don t let go. RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)" Best historical thriller writer in the business! "New York Times "bestselling author Lisa Gardner Praise for"Why Kings Confess" Harris's best Regency whodunit yet...[She] melds mystery and history as seamlessly as she integrates developments in her lead s personal life into the plot. "Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review) Harris s novel shows an intimate knowledge of both the political and social history of Regency England. The history, characters, mystery, and atmosphere all draw the reader in and don t let go. "RT Book Reviews" (Top Pick)" Praise for the Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries "Best historical thriller writer in the business!...The entire series is simply elegant."--"New York Times" Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner "Page-turning adventure, international intrigue, and unlikely romance."--"The New Orleans Times-Picayune" "Excellent...The combination of complex back story, intricate plotting, surprising developments, and poignant evocations of the lives of the under-privileged makes this one of the best entries in Harris's superior historical series."--"Publishers Weekly "(Starred Review) "Like Georgette Heyer, Harris delves deep into the mores of Regency England, but hers is a darker, more dangerous place."--"Kirkus Reviews" (Starred Review) "A ripping read. Sebastian St. Cyr's world of Georgian intrigue captivated me to the final page."--Will Thomas, Author of "To Kingdom Come" "Thoroughly enjoyable...kept me enthralled."--Deanna Raybourn, Author of "The Dead Travel Fast" "Harris does an excellent job of interweaving the mystery in this book with the larger story arc of the series."--"St. Petersburg Times" "An intriguing mix of bloody murder, incest, and brutality...fascinating."--"The Washington Times" "Harris combines all of the qualities of a solid Regency in the tradition of Georgette Heyer ...Anyone who likes Amanda Quick and/or is reading the reissued Heyer novels will love this series."--"Library Journal "(Starred Review) "Harris is a master of the genre."--"The Historical Novels Review"

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