Saturday, August 1, 2009

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn


I like to find new series. I just finished Silent in the Grave the first book in the Lady Julia Grey series and recommend it to anyone who loves mysteries.

Set in London during the 1880”s, Silence in the Grave is filled with intriguing characters and details of life during the last part of the 19th century. As Silent in the Grave begins Lady Julia Grey watches as her husband Edward collapses at a party and dies. In poor health since childhood Edward’s death is attributed to his long-standing physical condition. When Nicholas Brisbane comes to call after Edward’s death and suggest that Edward was murdered Julia refuses to listen. It is only after finding a note that threatens Edward that Julia decides to find out if Edward died of natural causes or was murdered. Silent in the Grave is well written. The pace of the book allows Deanna Raybourn to include details that add to the authentic feel of the story. The mystery is well plotted, there are numerous twists, and more than one family secret is revealed. Pick up Silent in the Grave and be prepared for an enjoyable reading experience.

MIRA published Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn in 2007. Since the release of Silent in the Grave two additional books in the Lady Julia Grey series have been published.

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