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Review: Silent in the Grave

Silent in the Grave
Title: Silent in the Grave
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Mira
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 511
Keywords: mystery, historical
Reading period: 27–28 December, 2009

A year after Sir Edward Grey’s sudden collapse and death, his widow Lady Julia realizes the truth in what Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent, had told her: Sir Edward had received threat­en­ing letters. She engages Brisbane to in­ves­ti­gate the possible murder and starts asking questions herself.

The most re­spectable member of her large, eccentric family, Julia starts to shed her Victorian con­ven­tion­al­i­ty as she is drawn to the enigmatic Brisbane.

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