Tuesday, May 19, 2009

56. Silent on the Moor

By Deanna Raybourn
Rated 4 Stars
From:  Library

This is the third book I have read by this author in a continuing series in which she uses Lady Julia Rayburn as an accidental amateur detective to solve crimes set in 19th century England.  She has a very tongue-in-cheek writing style and they are, to me at least, very entertaining.  However I do have to wonder where she is going to go next since she has resolved a major and continuing plot device from the stories.  Guess I will just have to read the next one and find out.

FROM AMAZON:  Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient family--the sort that keeps their bloodline pure and their secrets close. Lady Allenby and her daughters, dependent upon Brisbane and devastated by their fall in society, seem adrift on the moor winds, powerless to change their fortunes. But poison does not discriminate between classes... .A mystery unfolds from the rotten heart of Grimsgrave, one Lady Julia may have to solve alone, as Brisbane appears inextricably tangled in its heinous twists and turns. But blood will out, and before spring touches the craggy northern landscape, Lady Julia will have uncovered a Gypsy witch, a dark rider and a long-buried legacy of malevolence and evil.
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