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Publication Order of Sebastian St. Cyr Books

What Angels Fear (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Gods Die (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Mermaids Sing (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Serpents Sleep (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Remains of Heaven (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Shadows Dance (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Maidens Mourn (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Darkness Brings (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Kings Confess (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Buries the Dead (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Falcons Fall (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where the Dead Lie (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Kill the Innocent (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Slays the Wicked (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Speaks for the Damned (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
What the Devil Knows (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Blood Lies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Cries for the Lost (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Cannot Be Said (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Good Time Coming (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Deadly Hours(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

About C.S. Harris

Candace Proctor, also known as C.S. Harris and C.S. Graham, is a celebrated American author known for her diverse range of historical novels and mysteries. She has authored over two dozen titles, including the popular Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mystery series under the name C.S. Harris, and the thrilling C.S. Graham series written with her husband Steven Harris. Her work spans historical romance, with numerous novels to date, along with a nonfiction historical study about women during the French Revolution. Her novels have achieved international success, being translated into more than twenty languages.

Proctor’s skill in crafting enthralling narratives and compelling characters makes her books widely appealing. Her protagonists are well-developed, driving stories that blend historical accuracy with engaging plots across various genres—mystery, romance, and nonfiction. This versatility not only highlights her depth as a writer but also her ability to connect with a broad audience.

Her global reach is evidenced by her status as a USA Today bestselling author, with her books available worldwide. Whether unraveling intricate mysteries, exploring passionate historical romances, or presenting detailed historical analysis, Proctor’s storytelling captivates readers around the world. Her fluent narrative style and compelling story arcs ensure a captivating reading experience across different literary forms.

Early and Personal Life

Candace Proctor, known as C.S. Harris and C.S. Graham in her writing, has a background rich in academic and practical experience, holding a PhD in European history and having worked as an archaeologist in diverse locations such as the United States, Australia, and England. These roles have deepened her understanding of historical periods and cultures, enhancing the authenticity and depth of her historical novels and mysteries. Her extensive travel and living abroad in countries like Spain, Greece, and France have provided vivid settings and cultural details for her stories.

Now settled in New Orleans, in Louisiana, she’s happily married to her husband and writing partner, the now retired officer of the Army Steve Harris, and their cats, Proctor continues to draw inspiration from her surroundings. New Orleans’ rich cultural landscape feeds into her storytelling, blending local flavor with historical intrigue. Proctor’s life experiences, from academia to global living, underpin her success and popularity as an author of compelling historical mysteries and fiction.

Writing Career

Under the name C.S. Harris, Proctor begun the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series in 2005. This series, now including over nineteen books and counting, has consistently delivered engaging Regency-era mysteries. Her detailed storytelling has earned her a dedicated following.

Additionally, she also wrote ‘Good Time Coming’ as Harris, a standalone historical novel published in 2016. This work diversifies her writing portfolio beyond mystery fiction. Through her Harris pen-name she continues to produce captivating historical fiction, indicating more promising works to come.

The Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Series

These thrilling historical mysteries set in old Regency London, starring the smart aristocratic detective Sebastian St. Cyr.

What Angels Fear

Authored by C.S. Harris, ‘What Angels Fear’ was published on October 3, 2006, by Signet. It marks the initial entry in the ‘Sebastian St. Cyr Series,’ introducing readers to Sebastian and Regency London. This book also lays the groundwork for subsequent mysteries in the series.

In 1811 England, amidst fears of revolution, a young woman is brutally murdered near Westminster Abbey, with evidence implicating Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin. Wrongly accused, Sebastian, a disillusioned nobleman from the Napoleonic Wars, goes on the run to clear his name. Utilizing his wartime skills as an agent, he gathers a group of eclectic allies, including his former lover Kat Boleyn, to help solve the mystery.

As Sebastian navigates a world filled with deceit and secrets, he uncovers truths that might not only restore his innocence but also impact the future of the British monarchy.

Readers looking for a gripping mystery will find themselves entwined in Sebastian St. Cyr’s quest to prove his innocence. Proctor skillfully sets the scene in Regency London, laying a solid foundation for the series. It’s a compelling read for anyone intrigued by mystery, history, and complex characters.

When Gods Die

‘When Gods Die’ is another historical mystery, released on November 7, 2006. Published through NAL, it is the second book in the ‘Sebastian St. Cyr Series,’ further developing the series’ characters and setting. This novel continues to unravel unique, self-contained mysteries in Regency London.

Set in 1811 Brighton, England, the young wife of an aging marquis is discovered dead in the arms of the Prince Regent, adorned with a necklace once owned by Sebastian St. Cyr’s mother and believed lost at sea. Drawn into investigating the marchioness’s murder, Sebastian also probes the ambiguous fate of his mother. His inquiry uncovers a series of murders and reveals a conspiracy endangering his closest relations and jeopardizing the monarchy itself.

As he nears the truth, the stakes escalate, exposing a threat that could topple the royal establishment.

Harris once again masterfully intertwines personal stakes with broader historical impacts, making for an engaging and tense read. The mystery invites both series fans and new readers into a meticulously crafted narrative full of intrigue.

Why Mermaids Sing

Published on November 6, 2007, by NAL, the third installment in the ‘Sebastian St. Cyr Series’ continues to develop the intriguing world of it’s leading protagonist. This book once more presents another distinct, standalone mystery set in historical London, keeping the reader constantly glued to the page.

Once again in 1811 London, a series of gruesome murders targets the sons of high society, each victim found with bizarre items placed in their mouths. Amidst this terror, Sebastian St. Cyr, apart from grappling with a turbulent relationship with the actress Kat Boleyn, commits himself to catching the murderer.

This pursuit draws him deeper into the dark corners of the city’s elite. As Sebastian closes in, he unravels a sinister layer of the upper crust.

The novel brilliantly intertwines personal strife and a thrilling investigation, drawing readers deep into the intricacies of Regency England. Harris’s masterful storytelling captivates with historical richness and complex character dynamics. This third installment in the series is a must-read for those who enjoy a blend of suspense and historical depth.

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19 Responses to “C.S. Harris”

  1. Joan Wilson: 5 months ago

    Has anyone else noticed the similarities between these books and Andrea Penrose’s Wrexford & Sloane books?

  2. Shannon: 1 year ago

    Could anyone tell me if the St Cyr mysteries are gory or anything? I love a good mystery, but would rather not have explicit descriptions of mutilated corpses or anything like that. Need a new writer and hoping this series will fit the bill

    • Andrea: 12 months ago

      I finished the first book in the series and there are only two murders within the story but, yes there are detailed descriptions of the bodies. Gory? Explicit? I would not go that far. It is certainly given in an informative way and relative to the story. I would classify it as rated R if it was a movie.

    • Stan Smith: 5 months ago

      Not in the sense of violent scenes or actions… but it’s a murder mystery series and does occasionally contain situations in which a decomposing body is examined and relevant to the story.

      I loved the Anne Perry Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Series and read that Harris was “like” Perry. Yes and no. Different writing styles but each is addictive. I was just happy to see that she’s relatively young… hahaha. I hated that Anne died and miss her.

      If you start with book ONE you’ll like the series a lot. By the end of Book Two… you’ll need a 12-Step Program to quit.

      • Jt Michaels: 3 months ago


        I agree!

      • Jt Michaels: 3 months ago

        @Stan Smith

        Absolutely agree on both counts! Although admittedly, I listen to the books as it is my habit to read nonfiction and listen to fiction.

    • Jt Michaels: 3 months ago


      There is a fair amount of violence with perfectly described wounds. Although I’m sensitive to it, I listen* to the books and know how to tune out what tends to a bit much because the stories are so well crafted, researched and historically fascinating. Bonus: Ms Harris often includes an authors note at the end, complete with sources for for accuracy. Couldn’t ask for more!

      *Brilliantly performed by Davina Porter for at least the first 16 books. Currently listening to #17, narrated by Jenny Sterlin, who is equally skilled whether describing an autopsy or a high tea.

  3. Barbara Nielsen: 1 year ago

    Have read and enjoyed all of the St.Cyr books.
    Just finished reading “Good Time Coming”! Absolutely wonderful. I am in awe of all the incredible research you did for the book. I must say that you truly brought real life into your characters. I have never had a true interest in the Civil War History, but your book brought such passion and reality into the situation of the characters that I was left with a lump in my throat and a new special regard for its history. Thank you.

  4. Penny Favelle: 1 year ago

    I have been reading the St Cyr series for a few years. I have them all except for the newest one. I want to try some of her other work. These books have been read and reread many times.

  5. Renee: 2 years ago

    Best series. I am reading them all! Just bought three more to add to my two on my shelf ready to be read. And reading book #3.
    Great writing.
    Thank you.

  6. Lorie Poff: 2 years ago

    An enjoyable series. I wish her historical romance and thriller series were available as audiobooks

    • Rachel: 1 year ago

      I have listened to most of the books through Hoopla – most libraries allow you to access a huge collection of audio books for free from hoopla so check out your local library.
      I also suggest the Veronica Speedwell series.

      • Rachel: 1 year ago

        Oops was referring to the St Cyr series.

  7. Connie Lee Zech: 2 years ago

    Just became acquainted with C.S. Harris and the Sebastion series. Love it. Looking forward to buying more of the series.

  8. Rollaynne M Bentley: 3 years ago

    Good Time Coming was exceptional, your research was incredible. Hope to see more like this and, of course, St Cyr novels. Thank you.

  9. Kate Martindale: 3 years ago

    Have come to find these books exceptional.
    The story lines and historical facts that are woven into them outstanding.
    My library has most of them and only too happy to purchase the ones that they don’t.
    Can’t put them down and read well into the night.
    Look forward to any further books published to read.

  10. Judy: 3 years ago

    Love Love LOVE the series. My only complaint is that I read faster than she can write.

  11. Margaret Price: 3 years ago

    What a thrilling collection of stories about Sebastian and Hero St. Cyr. My daughter and I are both reading them, finding that we finish one and pick up the next. Thank goodness our library has all you’ve created to date. When can we expect the 2022 edition? Keep on writing!!!

  12. Betty Dwight: 3 years ago

    Hey, thanks for being here. This page is most helpful. I love C. S. Harris and would like to have the last four books in the Sebastian series. You are great!


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