Goodreads Monday: Silent in the Grave

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme in which we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her page so we can all see what everyone’s reading.

267869Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey #1)
Deanna Raybourn
Genre: Mystery
509 pages
Published 2007

These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.

Prepared to accept that Edward’s death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth.

Determined to bring her husband’s murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward’s demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.

Deanna Raybourn has another Victorian mystery series starring another woman detective, Veronica Speedwell. I’ve enjoyed the first two books in that series, so I’m going to have to track down the Julia Grey books ones of these days and give them a try.

5 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: Silent in the Grave

  1. My favorite series is the Barker and Llewellyn mysteries by Will Thomas. They’re quick reads and show a grittier side of Victorian London, and they have a cast of fantastic characters. There are eight books so far, with the next one due out in a month or so. The first book is called Some Danger Involved.

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