Magnificent Marvel Supersale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Beyond the Headlines | March 6, 2015

    Rhianna Walton: IMG Beyond the Headlines: How to Visit Cuba



    Ever since President Obama's December announcement that the United States is resuming full diplomatic ties with Cuba, the Powell's buyers' office... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

Silent in the Grave

by

Silent in the Grave Cover

ISBN13: 9780778324102
ISBN10: 0778324109
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, 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.

Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, 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. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, 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.

Review:

"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, including his reclusive cousin, Simon, who resides with the couple in their large London townhouse. Just as she learns to cope with the contradictions of monied widowhood, Julia is visited by taciturn private detective Nicholas Brisbane, who reveals that Edward had hired him to find the source of some threatening letters. Analysis confirms Brisbane's suspicions of murder, leading him and Julia on a testily collaborative search for the culprit. Julia probes servants, Simon and a variety of peers, discovering disturbing truths about a husband she never truly knew and a world of deception, disease and sexual obsession she could never have imagined. Deft historical detailing, sparkling first-person narration and the fledgling love between Julia and the often surprising Brisbane balance otherwise dark themes. None of the book's components is new, but Raybourn updates and deepens them so intelligently that they feel freshly minted and free of clich." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

When her husband dies under suspicious circumstances, Lady Julia Grey investigates and discovers "disturbing truths about a husband she never truly knew and a world of deception, disease and sexual obsession she could never have imagined" ("Publishers Weekly").

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

cmick, February 5, 2007 (view all comments by cmick)
Readers who enjoyed the "Outlander" series will enjoy "Silent in the Grave". Nick Bisbane is an unforgettable hero in the Jamie Frasier mold.
Wealthy widow Julia Grey meets Nick Bisbane who tells her that her husband was murdered. At first Julia does not believe him but when she finally realizes that he was right, she seeks his help. She also finds he has many extraordinary resources to help solve the crime.
Readers of this novel will notice its similarity to the plot of Tasha Alexander's "Only to Deceive". Both concern wealthy Victorian widows seeking to solve the murders of their husbands with the help of a handsome male acquaintance. Both books are well-written, well researched, and create much different atmospheres, but if you only have time too read one, I'd suggest , "Silent in the Grave".
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(3 of 6 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780778324102
Publisher:
Mira
Subject:
Romance - General
Author:
Raybourn, Deanna
Author:
Deanna Rayb
Author:
ourn
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Publication Date:
20061219
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Historical

Silent in the Grave
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 512 pages Mira Books - English 9780778324102 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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, including his reclusive cousin, Simon, who resides with the couple in their large London townhouse. Just as she learns to cope with the contradictions of monied widowhood, Julia is visited by taciturn private detective Nicholas Brisbane, who reveals that Edward had hired him to find the source of some threatening letters. Analysis confirms Brisbane's suspicions of murder, leading him and Julia on a testily collaborative search for the culprit. Julia probes servants, Simon and a variety of peers, discovering disturbing truths about a husband she never truly knew and a world of deception, disease and sexual obsession she could never have imagined. Deft historical detailing, sparkling first-person narration and the fledgling love between Julia and the often surprising Brisbane balance otherwise dark themes. None of the book's components is new, but Raybourn updates and deepens them so intelligently that they feel freshly minted and free of clich." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When her husband dies under suspicious circumstances, Lady Julia Grey investigates and discovers "disturbing truths about a husband she never truly knew and a world of deception, disease and sexual obsession she could never have imagined" ("Publishers Weekly").
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.