Synopses & Reviews
Partners now in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have finally returned from abroad to set up housekeeping in London. But merging their respective collections of gadgets, pets and servants leaves little room for the harried newlyweds themselves, let alone Brisbane's private enquiry business.
Among the more unlikely clients: Julia's very proper brother, Lord Bellmont, who swears Brisbane to secrecy about his case. Not about to be left out of anything concerning her beloved if eccentric family, spirited Julia soon picks up the trail of the investigation.
It leads to the exclusive Ghost Club, where the alluring Madame Séraphine holds evening séances
and not a few powerful gentlemen in thrall. From this eerie enclave unfolds a lurid tangle of dark deeds, whose tendrils crush reputations and throttle trust.
Shocked to find their investigation spun into salacious newspaper headlines, bristling at the tension it causes between them, the Brisbanes find they must unite or fall. For Bellmont's sake and more they'll face myriad dangers born of dark secrets, the kind men kill to keep
Praise for the Sebastian St. Cyr Series "Best historical thriller writer in the business! Sebastian St. Cyr is…uncannily clever, unwaveringly reserved, and irresistibly sexy. The entire series is simply elegant.”—New York Times
bestselling author Lisa Gardner “Deftly combines political intrigue, cleverly concealed clues and vivid characters.”—Publishers Weekly
(Starred Review) “A crescendo of suspense and surprise.”—Library Journal
(Starred Review) “Thoroughly enjoyable…kept me enthralled.”—Deanna Raybourn “A ripping read...captivated me to the final page.”—Will Thomas “Harris crafts her story with the threat of danger, hints of humor, vivid sex scenes, and a conclusion that will make your pulse race.”—The New Orleans Times-Picayune
“Harris delves deep into the mores of Regency England…”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Deanna Raybourn and the Lady Julia Grey Novels
“Deanna Raybourn creates unforgettable characters in a richly detailed world. This is storytelling at its most compelling.”—Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Deftly brews up the perfect mix of mystery and romance.”—Chicago Tribune
“Unabashedly romantic but still very much a literary Victorian detective novel.”—The Denver Post
“A clever and unique perspective on the Victorian era through the eyes of an unconventional lady.”—Library Journal
“Perfectly executed.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter and is hard at work on her next novel.