Silent in the Sanctuary

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Silent in the Sanctuary

A Lady Julia Grey Mystery

By Deanna Raybourn

Mira Books, Paperback, 9780778324928, 552pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2008


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 forgetthe enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbaneis 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, titled 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.

About the Author
Deanna Raybourn is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of A Spear of Summer Grass, The Dead Travel Fast, and the Lady Julia Grey series. Silent in the Grave, the first book in the Lady Julia Grey series, won the 2008 RITA Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. Deanna lives in Virginia with her family. Visit her at