Where the Dead Lie has Sebastien St. Cyr, Viscount of Devlin investigating the torture and murder of a street boy. Ben Thatcher was one of the throw-away children of London, and he and his younger sister had to survive as they could when their mother was deported to Botany Bay.
Devlin, outraged by the abuse inflicted on Ben Thatcher, is determined to bring the guilty party to justice. His inquiries reveal the disappearance of a number of homeless children, and Devlin's suspicion and apprehension increases.
Someone powerful is responsible. Someone with money and connections and careful planning is preying on the homeless children. A couple of names immediately come to mind.
The Sebastien St. Cyr series continues to provide an engrossing look at Regency London. Harris has provided another excellent historical novel that examines the underside of society.
Read in Nov.; blog review scheduled for March 15, 2017.
Historical Mystery. April 4, 2017. Print length: 352 pages.