Review: When Maidens Mourn

When Maidens Mourn
When Maidens Mourn by C.S. Harris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sebastian St. Cyr and his new bride are pulled into another case when the body of Hero’s friend, Gabrielle Tennyson, is discovered floating in a boat near an archeological dig related to King Arthur’s Camelot. When Gabrielle’s young cousins are also revealed to be missing, Sebastian and Hero find themselves in a race against time to stop a ruthless killer before it is too late.

An enjoyable addition to the series. The character development is excellent as usual and the inclusion of elements from Arthurian legend is a huge bonus to the literary lover in me. It is always fascinating to realize the extent to which King Arthur’s life has influenced British culture.

Sebastian and Hero find themselves working at cross purposes through much of the investigation, but once they begin confiding in one another, both the case and their relationship starts coming together. While it is still the early days of their marriage and they a have yet to completely trust one another, it is becoming clear that they may be formidable as individuals, but as a pair they will be a force to be reckoned with.

Unfortunately, the murder mystery is the weakest in the series thus far as there are insufficient clues for the reader to figure out the culprit for themselves. Nevertheless, the twists and turns of the investigation are action packed and suspenseful.

All in all, this entire series is fantastic and I am eager to get to the next installment.
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