Thursday, March 10, 2016

When Falcons Fall by C. S. Harris

The combination of Regency England, family secrets, a dashing aristocrat ad murder mysteries makes WHEN FALCONS FALL by expert historian C. S. Harris an entertaining read.

The 11th installment in the Sebastian St Cyr Mystery series, WHEN FALCONS FALL can be read as a standalone. New readers won’t have a problem keeping up while returning fans will enjoy catching up with the war-tortured aristocrat and his family.

To honor a slain friend’s request, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, travels to the seemingly peaceful Shropshire village. While there, Sebastian also hopes to unravel some threads of his own ancestry. When the body of Emma Chance, a lovely young widow, is discovered beside the river, Sebastian’s help is requested by the village’s inexperienced new magistrate.

While the constable believes the woman committed suicide, Sebastian quickly realizes it was murder. As he begins to investigate, Sebastian finds the woman may not have been who she claimed to be, nor in the village for the reason she gave. It’s soon discovered that Emma isn’t the first, or even the second, young woman to die under suspicious circumstances in the village. Sebastian and his wife, Hero, are drawn into a tangle of passion and intrigue as they search for the killer.

Readers are taken on a breathtaking adventure of suspense and intrigue in this thrilling historical mystery. The author’s eye for detail and her vivid descriptions brings the setting to life while placing the reader in the middle of the drama. Combining historical figures and settings with her characters, the author adds depth and dimension to this fascinating tale.

The story takes on an added query as Sebastian searches for clues to his own family secrets. Readers will be held spellbound from beginning to end.

When Falcons Fall by C. S. Harris, A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery (Book #11), NAL, @2016, ISBN: 978-0451471161, Hardcover, 368 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series and WHEN FALCONS FALL. Do you enjoy Regency mysteries? When you read a book that contains historical information, do you find yourself researching some of the points to see just how much is real?


  1. I plead guilty to doing some back up research.

  2. I love this series and am reading this book now. It was at my library.

  3. This sounds like a really interesting context for a series and for a mystery. Thanks for sharing, Mason.


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