Silent In The Grave Author:Deanna Raybourn "Let the wicked be ashamed,and let them be silent in the grave." These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of English 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 Edw... more »ard 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.« less
While I enjoyed this book, I enjoyed the second in the series even more. I'm eagerly awaiting the third book now. Very satisfying mysteries. Worth the read! Interesting descriptions and nice character development as the series continues.