Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn
In The Dark Enquiry Deanna Raybourn has once again written a mystery that does not rush in but gives the reader time meet the characters and become immersed in the story. Set at the turn of the century the background is careful crafted, the characters fully developed, and the descriptions true to the times. Like previous books the dialog is often humorous and adds depth to the actions of the characters.
At the beginning of The Dark Enquiry Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane are back in London and settling into married life. Julia wants to help Nicholas in his detective work and Nicholas wants to protect and keep Julia safe. Conflict is inevitable and it is great fun to watch these two try to work out a compromise while trying to solve a mystery involving Julia’s family.
The Dark Enquiry is a great addition to the Lady Julia Mystery Series and I am looking forward to more books and more adventures with Lady Julia and Brisbane. The book can be read as a stand-alone but like most series it is better read from the beginning.
I received a free ARC of The Dark Enquiry. Receiving a free copy of a book does not guarantee a recommendation. I only recommend a book if I like it.