- File Size: 2443 KB
- Print Length: 1083 pages
- Publisher: MIRA (March 1, 2009)
- Publication Date: March 1, 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001VLXMB6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,830 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Lady Julia Grey Bundle: Silent in the Grave\Silent in the Sanctuary\Silent on the Moor Kindle Edition
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The Julia Grey books are hybrid mystery-romances set in the Victorian period, best suited to readers who enjoy both genres. Mystery is the dominant element in each book, but the romance between Julia Grey and Nicholas Brisbane is the backbone to the trilogy. The slow, methodical development of the mysteries is nicely counterbalanced by the tempestuous relationship that develops between Julia and Brisbane. The writing is elegant and rich, and it was a real pleasure to immerse myself in it.
The omnibus contains all three books in the trilogy:
SILENT IN THE GRAVE - This introduces us to our heroine, Lady Julia Grey, and begins with her husband's murder. As the winning first line of the novel tells us: "To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor." Julia had been quiet, obedient, and dull all her life - the freedom of widowhood sparks a journey of self-discovery. When Julia realizes her husband was murdered, more than a year after he died, she is determined to find the killer - no matter how cold the trail. To succeed, she needs the help of Nicholas Brisbane, the private investigator her late husband hired before his death to investigate a series of ominous threats.
SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY - This second book takes place at the family seat in Sussex, a converted abbey in the dead of winter.Read more ›
mystery, excellent writing kept me addicted til I could not put the book down. Since the earlier review went into such great detail, take both of our advice and read the series!
And after you finish this series, read the Sebastian St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris which I guarantee you will love. Currently five books with the sixth out March 2011.
I wouldn't call this "romance." I'd call it historical mystery. Yes, there is romance, but it's a subplot, and really mostly serves to add conflict, and as an excuse for the characters to be in the right place at the right time.
people who will like this: If you enjoy Barron's Jane Austen mysteries, or Carole Nelson Douglas' Irene Adler series; if you like period mysteries with a strong and determined heroine who is also human...these books are for you. So glad I stumbled on them.
I've read so many poorly written "free" kindle books lately, I am also moved to add: The period was done impeccably, the language faultless. I would normally not applaud an author on that, as I take it as a given that if a person is an author they have done their research and know how to string a sentence together; however, a selection of absolutely screamingly bad novels lately has put things into perspective. This is a welcome relief. You'll find no grammatical messes or glaringly bad anachronistic phrases here.
I got into the first 4 or 5 chapters, and began wondering, "Who is this author?" Was this some Victorian author I was unfamiliar with? She seemed so learned in the ways of Victorian life among the rich and titled. So I decided to check on her, and discovered to my amazement that she is a modern day author.
I'm usually not a romance novel reader (in fact I despise them), but this also had the premise of a good mystery, which I do love. This book is so rich with atmosphere that you feel like you're there among the denizens of London in the late 1800's, especially the upper crust of London society.
Deanna Raybourn has a gift! It's almost like she is a re-incarnation of a real Julia Grey. I applaud her work, and will read all the books in this series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good mystery filled with surprises around every corner and interesting tidbits of history and folklore common to the area during Victorian times.Published 4 months ago by Sue Swinger-ellbogen
I loved this series and look forward to continued reading adventures by Deanna Raybourn. The characters captured my heart and brought me through many exciting mystery's.Published 4 months ago by Shawna
Deanna Raybourn is so good that it drives me crazy, I am an aspiring author, I can write well, but she is so good that I long to be able to write like her. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Interesting characters and story set in the late 1800s and early 1900. Interesting mystery without any graphic violence. I look forward to more in this series.Published 6 months ago by DSL
If you haven't read books by Deanna Raybourn I highly recommend them. The character are compelling, the stories are interesting, the mystery is there and you come to really care... Read morePublished 6 months ago by cm
This is a trilogy mixing my love of period romance with suspense. The characters were charming, and the prose flowed nicely.Published 8 months ago by Martha P Futterman
Delightful. This is the second time through it in several years. It was so fun revisiting Julia and Brisbane that I wondered why I had not done it sooner.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer