Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

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When Lady Julia Grey's husband Sir Edward is murdered she engages private inquiry agent, Nicholas Brisbane, to help her investigate his demise. She follows a trail of clues that lead to unpleasant truths and even closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.

About Deanna Raybourn

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Deanna Raybourn grew up in San Antonio, Texas. At the age of 23 she wrote her first novel. She married her college sweetheart and after the birth of their fist child she left teaching to become a mom and full-time writer. Her debut novel, Silent in the Grave, was published in January 2007. It is the first in the Lady Julia Grey Mystery series. Silent in the Grave won the 2008 RITA Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. The Lady Julia Grey series has been nominated for several other awards, including an Agatha, a Daphne du Maurier, a Last Laugh, and two Dilys Winns. Raybourn lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter.
Published September 17, 2012 by Harlequin MIRA. 441 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Who killed the English lord? Raybourn's debut is a lighthearted pastiche of a Victorian murder mystery.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Silent in the Grave

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Fans of British historical thrillers will welcome Raybourn's perfectly executed debut. In 1886, Lady Julia Grey's husband, Edward, dies suddenly of the heart disease that plagues his family

Sep 04 2006 | Read Full Review of Silent in the Grave

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After she settles in at Grimsgrave, Julia, as is her wont, sticks her nose in where it does not belong.

May 30 2009 | Read Full Review of Silent in the Grave

For Books' Sake

Before sitting down to write her debut novel, Deanna Raybourn took a year off from writing to do nothing but read.

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