A regency romance whodunit

Where Shadows Dance by C.S. Harris combines the irresistible charm of a Georgette Heyer Regency romance with a fast-paced detective story. In the tradition of Regency romance, Sebastian St. Cyr is dark, daring, and a bit brooding. He is also an amateur detective. St. Cyr has managed to become engaged to the strong-minded and intelligent daughter of enemy, Hero Jarvis. Miss Jarvis is a rarity for her times, a crusader for women’s and children’s rights. She is also the daughter of one of the most powerful peers of the realm, at a time when all of Europe is at war. 

The attraction between St. Cyr and his unlikely bride builds as his investigation brings him into the orbit of his powerful rival and future father-in-law. This is a beguiling, fast-paced read.