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Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn (49)

  • Kindle: 563 KB
  • Print: 58 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (September 14, 2015)
  • ASIN: B012MSMUNM


'Tis the season for an investigation in this Victorian mystery fan-favorite Lady Julia Grey Christmas novella

After a year of marriage—and numerous adventures—Lady Julia and Brisbane hope for a quiet, intimate Christmas together—until they find themselves at her father's ancestral estate, Bellmont Abbey, with her eccentric family and a menagerie of animals.

Nevertheless, Julia looks forward to a lively family gathering—but amongst the celebrations, a mystery stirs. There are missing jewels, new faces at the Abbey, and a prowling ghost that brings back unwelcome memories from a previous holiday—one that turned deadly. Is a new culprit recreating crimes of the past? And will Brisbane let Julia investigate—?

New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Deanna Raybourn is a 6th-generation native Texan. She graduated with a double major in English and history from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of one, Raybourn makes her home in Virginia. Her novels have been nominated for numerous awards including five RITAs, two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards, the Agatha, two Dilys Winns, a Last Laugh, and three du Mauriers. Her Lady Julia Grey novels are currently in development as a television series in the UK and she launched a new Victorian mystery series with the 2015 release of A CURIOUS BEGINNING, featuring intrepid butterfly-hunter and amateur sleuth, Veronica Speedwell. Veronica’s most recent adventure is A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING (January 2017), and book three, A TREACHEROUS CURSE, was published in January 2018. Further books in the Veronica Speedwell series are contracted through 2020.

You can find her her social media links, blog, contests, and upcoming appearances at deannaraybourn.com.


REVIEW:
I loved this cover, that is solely why I grabbed it.
Then I decided to read it cause it is the holiday season and it's a holiday mystery. Oh, how I love a mystery.
I had no idea it's considered #5.5 or #6 in the series though. I didn't feel lost though. In the moments where a scene from another book was mentioned, a highlight appeared to let me know which book in the series was being referenced. I quickly came to realize that I actually have the first book on my Kindle. I look forward to reading it.
This era is not one I generally read from, however, the snark had me looking past it all. Chapter 6 literally had me laughing outbloud. This scene with the animals was so good and descriptive that you could literally picture it. Too funny. 
Definitely great writing and more I want of it.


4/5




**Compensation may be earned from the link within. This copy was obtained free on Amazon. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

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  1. Merry Christmas!
    A short, holiday, novella sounds like a perfect Christmas read. :)

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