Regency England comes to life in the second novel in Harris' Sebastian St. Cyr historical suspense series, which will keep you reading and guessing. Beautifully written and engrossing, the novel offers intriguing characters, a well-told mystery and fascinating historical journey. If you enjoy historical suspense, don't miss this.
If you aren't a big fan of historical fiction, this novel just may convert you.

Scandal comes to 1800s Brighton, England, when the trophy wife of an aging marquis is murdered while in the illicit company of the Prince Regent. Sebastian is reluctant to get involved in the investigation, but when he discovers that the deceased woman was wearing a necklace thought to have been lost at sea at the death of his own mother, he finds himself drawn into the investigation of a dark conspiracy. (NAL, Nov., 352 pp., $23.95)
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Roseann Marlett