Silent in the Sanctuary

Silent in the Sanctuary

A Lady Julia Grey Mystery

Book - 2008
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Silent In The Sanctuary

Deanna Raybourn

Fresh from a six-month sojourn in Italy, Lady Julia returns home to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends but dark deeds are afoot at the deconsecrated abbey, and a murderer roams the ancient cloisters.

Much to her surprise, the one man she had hoped to forget - the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane - is among her father's houseguests... and he is not alone. Not to be outdone, Julia shows him that two can play at flirtation and promptly introduces him to her devoted, younger Italian count.

But the homecoming celebrations quickly take a ghastly turn when one of the guests is found brutally murdered in the chapel, and a member of Lady Julia's own family confesses to the crime. Certain of her cousin's innocence, Lady Julia resumes her unlikely and deliciously intriguing partnership with Nicholas Brisbane, setting out to unravel a tangle of deceit before the killer can strike again.

When a sudden snowstorm blankets the abbey like a shroud, it falls to Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane to answer the shriek of murder most foul.

Publisher: 2008. Mira,
ISBN: 9781741166064
Branch Call Number: AF RAYB


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Aug 16, 2018

Excellent book! I agree with the other comments! Although it's not entirely necessary, I'm glad I read her first book before reading this one.

Dec 21, 2016

(The second book in the Lady Julia Grey series)

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Feb 13, 2015

Second book in the Lady Julia Grey series is just as fun of a read as the first. Fans of mysteries, romance, and period pieces will love reading about Julia's and Brisbane's attempts to solve a murder at her family home while dealing with her eccentric family's antics. Lots more of the wit and subtle romance that made the first volume so fun. Totally enjoyable.

Mar 22, 2011

Really enjoyed the second book in this series. It's similar to a Victorian Era Sherlock Holmes mystery but with a female Watson. Witty dialogue & lots of twists to keep you reading with a returning cast of eccentric & amusing family members.

Feb 11, 2010

The second Lady Julia Grey novel. Lots of interesting characters and repressed desire in an old English Manor in Victorian England. I will read the third.

samdog123 Jul 02, 2009

Lady Julia Grey, widow and sometime detective, returns from sunny Italy to her eccentic family's ancient estate. There is a wealth of quirky family members and her old nemesis, Nicholas Brisbane. Together they try to solve a murder and jewel theft. Great heroine and burgeoning romance has you waiting for the next title. The first in this series is Silent in the Grave.

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Oct 16, 2011

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Mar 25, 2016

"I took the chance to sit a moment, deeply occupied with the thoughts that were tumbling through my head like bits of glass in a kaleidoscope."


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