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"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 on the floor."

Starting with her husband's sudden death, Lady Julia Grey is swept into a world of mystery and deceit. It is also the world of the enigmatic and maddeningly attractive private investigator Nicholas Brisbane...

From the extravagant world of Victorian aristocrats to the wild moors of Yorkshire, experience the intrigue and ...

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Overview


"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 on the floor."

Starting with her husband's sudden death, Lady Julia Grey is swept into a world of mystery and deceit. It is also the world of the enigmatic and maddeningly attractive private investigator Nicholas Brisbane...

From the extravagant world of Victorian aristocrats to the wild moors of Yorkshire, experience the intrigue and romance of all three Lady Julia Grey mysteries by RITA Award-winning author Deanna Raybourn, now available in one convenient download. Bundle includes: Silent in the Grave, Silent in the Sanctuary and Silent on the Moor.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426830754
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Lady Julia Grey Series
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 50,884
  • File size: 1,019 KB

Meet the Author

Deanna Raybourn

A self-confessed Anglophile, Deanna is, in fact, a native Texan, although she now resides in Virginia with her husband and daughter. Deanna did double majors in Engliash and Hisotry at university, and the Regency and Victorian periods hold special interest for her. She is currently at work on books two and three of the silent series, and they both promise to be as exciting as Silent in the Grave.

Biography

If there is one thing that novelist Deanna Raybourn has learned, it is the old adage "write what you read." Before penning her critically hailed debut, a spellbinding historical mystery titled Silent in the Grave, she spent years struggling to perfect the romance novel. Native Texan Raybourn wrote her first romance at the age of 23. Although she did receive some attention from potential publishers, she failed to publish the book. Ultimately, she stored it away in a box in her attic. Over the next several years, that manuscript would be joined by eight more, all written in the same lusty vein. That's when she finally had the revelation that would lead to her first published novel. "I lean more towards mystery and historical fiction in my reading, so I finally decided to write what I read," she explains on her website. "Apparently THAT is the magical formula for success, in case anyone is writing this down." Two years later, she had finished Silent in the Grave and Mira Books ("known in my house as The Finest Publishing Company on The Planet," Raybourn says) picked it up.

Raybourn's sprawling debut novel takes its title from a foreboding quote in the Bible's book of Psalms: "Let the wicked be ashamed and let them be silent in the grave." This is the final threat that London society hound Sir Edmund Grey receives before he unexpectedly falls dead in the middle of a dinner party. While his wife Julia initially believes Edmund's death to be the result of a preexisting heart condition, private agent Nicholas Brisbane informs her that he believes her husband's death to be of a more insidious nature. When Julia solicits Brisbane to find the killer, they are both drawn into a dangerous mystery and drawn to each other.

Silent in the Grave garnered much praise from Raybourn's fellow writers, the online community, and the literary press for its masterfully paced suspense and historical authenticity. Karen Harper, who wrote the bestselling thriller Hurricane, applauded, "This debut novel has one of the most clever endings I've seen." Dana Stabenow of PoisenedPen.com declared that Raybourn has a "strong voice akin to Amelia Peabody's, a superbly realized setting—you'll choke on the coal smoke of Raybourn's Victorian London." Meanwhile, Publishers Weekly called Silent in the Grave a "perfectly executed debut," while Kirkus insisted, "Bring on the sequel"! That demand was promptly met, as Raybourn continues to add to her Lady Julia Grey mystery series.

Good To Know

Although Raybourn says that the ultra-busy schedule of a hot new writer does not allow for much free time, she admits that she regularly allows herself spare moments throughout the day to mourn the loss of her favorite show Will & Grace.

On her web site, Raybourn boasts, "I double-majored in history and English, which means I know how to find Jesus imagery in any book you care to give me, and then I can write a fifty-page paper about it with footnotes."

A few interesting outtakes from our interview with Raybourn:

"I taught English for three years, and my favorite lesson was my Trojan War lecture. It lasted three days. Aside from teaching, I was written up for insubordination at every job I ever had. The first book I remember writing was a diary of Marie Antoinette when I was in third grade."

"I read like a fiend. I knit badly, but I just learned to purl, so I'm hoping things will pick up. I am addicted to podcasts—I currently have 600 loaded onto my iPod that I have yet to listen to. I watch too much television, usually classic movies, the History Channel, or Will & Grace reruns. I adore astrology and am always downloading natal charts. I am a Gemini with Libra rising and a Pisces moon."

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    1. Hometown:
      Williamsburg, Virginia
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 17, 1968
    2. Place of Birth:
      Ft. Worth, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and History, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1990
    2. Website:

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

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    fun author, bad eBook format

    I was pleased to see this bundle of the three Lady Julia Grey novels in one eBook, but the eBook is so basic the publisher didn't even bother to add in sections for the three books contained inside! Sure, you can search (laboriously) and add in your own bookmarks for where books 2 and 3 begin, but who wants to do that?

    If price is your main consideration, go for this bundle. Otherwise, I'd buy the eBooks individually - at least then you can properly jump to different chapters and sections.

    I do recommend this author, however. :-)

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

    Surprisingly good!

    I am usually a fan of supernatural fiction or really gory true crime. I had finished another series and B&N suggested this book to me so I ordered the bundle on my Nook. I surprisingly really liked this series. In the first book I was able to figure out the "who done it?" but the second and thrid had me guessing till the end. They are very easy reads and very entertaining. And of course there is a love story- and what girl does not like a happy love story? All in all it was a great summer, by-the-pool read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Love this series

    I will be reading the rest of the series and maybe other books of hers. The characters are quirky but well developed. I was engaged in the mystery.
    I also like the bundle concept. I would like to see more authors releash their older books in that manner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Throughly enjoyable

    One of the best that i have read in a long time. Throughly enjoyable and will remain so for a long time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    good reading

    thesse books are great if you are a mysterry fan. if you like violence and off color language this is not for you. plots are a little weak but overall plots are interesting. true edwardian type settings. veey good as a series you get to know the characters. my daughter put me on to these books. they are somewhat like the jane austen plots.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    Great read, excellent value!

    I have the first and third books of this series in paperback, but this bundle is a great read for the price.

    As far as the books themselves, I couldn't put my Nook down once I started reading. I finished all three in just over 2 weeks (would have been sooner, but work and other real life things kept getting in the way). As soon as I realized I was almost 2/3 of the way done with the third book, I purchased the 4th one.

    The books are written in the first person, which I'm not normally a fan of, but it works really well for this author. I grew extremely attached to both Julia Grey and Nicholas Brisbane throughout the course of the books, and I'm glad I did.

    If you're into period mysteries with a little romance thrown in, you'll enjoy this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

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    I read all three books straight through.

    These were three very intriguing novels. I'm excited at the prospect of the next one. The witty first person style of our rebellious heroine is very entertaining. She was a very sympathetic character. We follow her in this series as she is widowed, and meets her husband's man of private affairs. Brisbane was a constant enigma throughout the books. He's a moody suffering combination of Heathcliff and Sherlock Holmes. The mysterious twists and turns kept coming. Usually I can spot the killer(s) early on, but I must say, that these books never ceased to surprise me. I'm hooked for sure!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Sort of a snoozer.

    Luckily, this bundle was inexpensive. I deleted it so would not take up Nook space.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    More,more,more.......

    You will never get enough of this series.

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    Good series

    Great mystery & romance set in 19th century England. Looking forward to the next installment! I also love the series by Tasha Alexander. This series is a little more melodramatic, but just a little.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Great find!

    If you like The Amelia Peabody stories or Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, you will love adding this series to your library

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    My favorite series ever

    I own this whole series and am still wanting more

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