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Book Recommendation: Why Kill the Innocent by C. S. Harris

Book Recommendation: Why Kill the Innocent by C. S. Harris


Why Kill the Innocent (2018) is a murder mystery combined with historical fiction in the setting of London in 1814. It is volume number 13 of the Sebastian S. Cyr Mystery series by bestselling author C. S. Harris, a pin name for Candice Proctor. She lives in New Orleans. Dolores and I enjoyed this book and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.


C.S. Harris

Candice Proctor, aka C.S. Harris and C.S. Graham, is the USA Todaybestselling, award-winning author of more than two dozen novels including the Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mystery series written under the name C.S. Harris, the C.S. Graham thriller series co-written with Steven Harris, and seven historical romances. She is also the author of a nonfiction historical study of women in the French Revolution. Her books are available worldwide and have been translated into over twenty languages.

A former academic with a PhD in European history, Candice also worked as an archaeologist on a variety of sites including a Hudson's Bay Company Fort in San Juan Island, a Cherokee village in Tennessee, a prehistoric kill site in Victoria, Australia, and a Roman cemetery and medieval manor house in Winchester, England. She loves to travel and has spent much of her life abroad, living in Spain, Greece, England, France, Jordan, and Australia. She now makes her home in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband, retired Army officer Steve Harris, and an ever-expanding number of cats.


Books by C. S. Harris


Goodreads Review of Why Kill the Innocent

"A brutal murder draws Sebastian St. Cyr into the web of the royal court, where intrigue abounds and betrayal awaits.

London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. Jane Ambrose's ties to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent and heir presumptive to the throne, panic the palace, which moves quickly to shut down any investigation into the death of the talented pianist. But Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife Hero refuse to allow Jane's murderer to escape justice. 

Untangling the secrets of Jane's world leads Sebastian into a maze of dangerous treachery where each player has his or her own unsavory agenda and no one can be trusted. As the Thames freezes over and the people of London pour onto the ice for a Frost Fair, Sebastian and Hero find their investigation circling back to the palace and building to a chilling crescendo of deceit and death . . ."




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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • May 14 2019 12:17PM


Good morning, Roy. I'm beginning to feel rather intimidated... there is just no way I can keep up with all the great books you are recommending!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 1 year ago

Good morning Roy, I do enjoy a good book.  My favorite reads are historical fiction.  I will put this one on my list.  Have you read, "All the light we cannot see"?

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) about 1 year ago

Cindy Edwards 

Thank you very much for your suggestion.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago

Good morning Roy. Like, Nina Hollander  your recommendations are a read by themselves. Good reading. Enjoy your day!  

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 1 year ago


What had my attention, besides the book you recommended, was that gorgeous shot of the tulips.  Thank you for both.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

Oh my, am I ever going to get a chance to read all of these book recommendations?  I hope so, they are always so intriguing, and this one is no exception. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 1 year ago

Roy Kelley - I love a good recommendation and you have me sold on Why Kill the Innocent, by C. S. Harris. Her background is fascinating! Not only am I motivated to read her book, but I'm also going to recommend it to my daughter. If she's interested, I'll send her a copy too. It is very difficult for her to buy books that are written in English where she lives and my daughter's background is very similar to C. S. Harris.

Thank you, so much!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 1 year ago

The picture of the tulips caught my eye.  I love those colors together, Roy.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 year ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are reading a good book.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

It would be easier for your daughter to download the book on her Kindle and probably less expensive than sending a book. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago