Silent in the Grave (A Lady Julia Grey Mystery Book 1)
Readers keep telling me to read this series! (This is book one.) I've enjoyed Raybourn's other work. From Publishers Weekly: "Fans of British historical thrillers will welcome Raybourn's perfectly executed debut."
Return to the beginning of Deanna Raybourn’s adored Lady Julia Grey’s Victorian mystery series, and be carried off by adventure…
“Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. ”
These ominous words 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.
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, 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.