Hero Jarvis, daughter of the Prince Regent's cousin and the sole witness to the slaughter of eight young prostitutes at a London house of refuge, joins forces with Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, to investigate the massacre.
Fourth in the moody and atmospheric historical mystery series starring a troubled but compelling antihero ("Booklist"), "Where Serpents Sleep" finds Hero and Sebastian racing against time to stop a killer whose ominous plot threatens to shake the nation to its very core.
Hero Jarvis, reform-minded daughter of the Prince Regent's cousin, enlists Sebastian St. Cyr's help in investigating the brutal murders of eight prostitutes. Following a trail of clues from London's seedy East End to the Mayfair mansions of a noble family, the two must race against time to stop a killer whose ominous plot threatens to shake the nation to its very core?
In 8th-century Europe, a clash of cultures and religions inevitably leads to a clash of swords. This harsh, changing world suits Björn the Beautiful, who has a single passion: violence. His bloodlust led to his exile from his native land, and it's his bloodlust that brings him back. For Harald, it's the season of Jul and he's about to marry the gorgeous Lina. The festivities are interrupted by the arrival of Björn and his troops. With his people either slaughtered or enslaved, Harald begins a forced march with the other survivors. He wants revenge, but he must be patient like the serpent: know when to sleep, and know when to strike.