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Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris
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Jun 10, 2009

really liked it
Read in March, 2009

A nice period piece mystery set in London circa 1812 has a Daughter of a Lord, Hero Jarvis who is definatley not a typical "lady" of the period involved in research on prostitutes in order to put forward a bill in parliament . While interviewing some of the "ladies" at a refuge house they are interrupted by pounding at the door and the sound of splintering wood. Hero and one of the girls escape out an upstairs window and are running down an ally when a shot is fired and the girls falls, seeing that she can do nothing Hero continues to the end of the alley and escapes in her carriage. She is very upset and engages Sebastian St, Cyr VIscount Devlin for help. The ensuing investigation involves Lords, Ladies, soldiers, scamps, private houses of ill repute and all number of London inhabitant. Its was a fun read especially after giving up on the Eco book.

ISBN - 978-0-451-22512-2, Mystery, Pages - 341, Print Size - R, Rating - 4.5
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