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Candice Proctor

Autor/a de What Angels Fear

33 obres 8,653 Membres 526 Ressenyes 3 preferits
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Sobre l'autor

Candice Proctor received a B. A. in classics and an M. A. and Ph.D in European history. She taught history at the University of Idaho and Midwestern State University in Texas. She also worked as an archaeologist on a variety of sites including a Hudson's Bay Company Fort in San Juan Island, a mostra'n més Cherokee village in Tennessee, a prehistoric kill site in Victoria, Australia, and a Roman cemetery and medieval manor house in Winchester, England. She spent many years as a partner in an international business consulting firm. She writes novels under the names Candice Proctor, C. S. Harris, and C. S. Graham. She writes the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Ser. under the name C. S. Harris. She is also the author of a nonfiction historical study of women in the French Revolution. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Sèrie

Obres de Candice Proctor

What Angels Fear (2005) 1,316 exemplars
When Gods Die (2006) 770 exemplars
Why Mermaids Sing (2007) 708 exemplars
Where Serpents Sleep (2008) 603 exemplars
What Remains of Heaven (2009) 542 exemplars
Where Shadows Dance (2011) 485 exemplars
When Maidens Mourn (2012) 428 exemplars
What Darkness Brings (2013) 370 exemplars
Why Kings Confess (2014) 341 exemplars
Who Buries the Dead (2015) 315 exemplars
When Falcons Fall (2016) 291 exemplars
Why Kill the Innocent (2018) 269 exemplars
Where the Dead Lie (2017) 248 exemplars
Who Slays the Wicked (2019) 244 exemplars
Who Speaks for the Damned (2020) 214 exemplars
The Archangel Project (2008) 189 exemplars
What the Devil Knows (2021) 176 exemplars
The Deadly Hours (2020) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars
When Blood Lies (2022) 148 exemplars
Night in Eden (1997) 110 exemplars
Who Cries for the Lost (2023) 108 exemplars
The Babylonian Codex (2010) 93 exemplars
The Solomon Effect (2009) 85 exemplars
Whispers of Heaven (2001) 84 exemplars
The Last Knight (2000) 76 exemplars
Beyond Sunrise (2003) 73 exemplars
September Moon (1999) 62 exemplars
The Bequest (1998) 60 exemplars
Midnight Confessions (2002) 56 exemplars
Good Time Coming (2016) 31 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Altres noms
Harris, C.S.
Graham, C.S.
Data de naixement
1954-09-29
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Professions
historian
novelist
Relacions
Williamson, Penelope (sister)

Membres

Converses

Chat a Book Discussion : What Darkness Brings by C S Harris (octubre 2023)
Chat a Book Discussion : When Maidens Mourn by C S Harris (desembre 2022)
Chat a Book Discussion : Where Shadows Dance by C S Harris (octubre 2020)
Chat a Book Discussion : What Reamains of Heaven by C S Harris (desembre 2019)
Chat a Book Discussion : Where Serpents Sleep by C S Harris (març 2019)
Chat a Book Discussion : Why Mermaids Sing by C S Harris (octubre 2018)
Chat a Book Discussion : When Gods Die by C S Harris (març 2018)
Chat a Book Discussion : What Angels Fear by C S Harris (octubre 2017)

Ressenyes

A perfectly enjoyable quartet of interconnected contributions set around the same cursed watch from the 1730s to the 1940s.
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JBD1 | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | May 25, 2024 |
This is the first book I've read in this series, or by this author. It was a better than averagely written historical mystery, but I had a few complaints.

First, there were SO MANY CHARACTERS. I simply couldn't keep track, and eventually just had to let the names wash over me without impression.

Second, almost every scene had the hero, Sebastian St. Cyr, asking questions of someone about the murder of Dr. Pelletan. I know it's an investigation, but after a while the scenes seemed all the same: St. Cyr asks someone about the murder, they deny everything, he learns nothing. Or he learns a small something. On to the next.

Third, there's a LOT of talking about the missing/presumed dead heir to the French throne, the lost Dauphin. I get that this is a big deal, but St. Cyr repeatedly goes over the same information as he talks to all the people. Enough already! Summary, please!

So with all that, it only gets three stars from me, and an ambivalence about reading more in this series.
… (més)
 
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TheGalaxyGirl | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | May 17, 2024 |
Why Kings Confess is a mystery full of twists and turns, involving both Sebastian's past and whether or not the lost dauphin/Louis XVII secretly survived. Even though Hero is heavily pregnant in this entry in the series, she still helps to solve the murder and save the day before she gives birth.

This book introduces Alexandrie Sauvage, a French woman who trained to be a doctor in Italy, but is not allowed to be more than a midwife in England. Certainly her advice to Hero is much better than that of the most acclaimed accoucher [one who assists at birth] in London, a pompous man whose methods made me want to scream and bop him on the head with the latest edition of Williams Obstetrics.

The question of Louis XVII's survival was more or less answered in 2000 with DNA testing on the heart saved by Dr. Philippe-Jean Pelleton: he probably didn't.
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JalenV | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | May 14, 2024 |
Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is drawn into Where Shadows Dance, his sixth murder mystery, through his surgeon and anatomist friend, Paul Gibson.

This is set when most people had a horror of having their loved ones autopsied, even though future doctors need to learn human anatomy. That's why resurrection men stole corpses from their graves and sold them to doctors. Paul had wanted Alexander Ross' body because he had been told the young man had died of heart failure in his sleep. There was nothing wrong with Mr. Ross' heart. He was murdered.

By now, St. Cyr's strange 'hobby' of investigating murders is so well known in London that just asking about Alexander Ross has people wondering if that blameless young man from the foreign office was murdered. Mr. Ross' superior is most displeased.

Another subplot is the continuation of Miss Hero Jarvis learning that her request to know what sex was like before she died back when she and St. Cyr faced certain death, has left her pregnant. She's never wanted to be married, but doesn't want to leave her mentally fragile mother alone while she travels to far off places and comes back claiming her child is a foundling she adopted. Therefore, she accepts St. Cyr's offer of marriage, which will save her honor. Her mother is thrilled.

It's going to be a small and quick wedding: in-person invitations and arrangements take up part of the book. Lord Jarvis, Hero's ruthless father, is the political rival of St. Cyr's supposed father, the Earl. Worse, Lord Jarvis and St. Cyr are enemies. Both have the good of the United Kingdom at heart and are loyal citizens. The problem is that Lord Jarvis will not stop at having persons he considers a threat to that kingdom and its House of Hanover murdered. St. Cyr is passionate about obtaining justice for murder victims. Hero will have to learn to balance her loyalty to the main men in her life. (On the other hand, Hero can convey what she has learned from each -- with their permission -- to the other.)

We meet some interesting characters and another victim murdered in the same way as Ross. The second victim causes a bit of a problem for St. Cyr and Paul because Bow Street Magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy wants Alexander Ross' body exhumed.

Actual historical events are involved in this mystery, one of which is the possibility of war with the Americans over the British navy stealing American sailors from Americcan ships -- and the American's desire to take over Canada.

There will be more murders before everything is solved in time for Sebastian and Hero to wed. This is not a soothing book to listen to for someone who wishes to be lulled to sleep, but it does help pass the time entertainingly if one is having trouble sleeping.
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JalenV | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
33
Membres
8,653
Popularitat
#2,781
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
526
ISBN
219
Llengües
7
Preferit
3

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