Silent on the Moor (Mira) Paperback – 1 Jul 2009
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'A sassy heroine and a masterful, secretive hero. Fans of romantic mystery could ask no more - except the promised sequel.' --Kirkus
'This is a Victorian crime caper with cracking one-liners and sharp wit to spare.' --Scott Pack
'A delightfully odd collection of characters and deft period details produce a rich and funny read.' --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter and is hard at work on her next novel.
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Lady Julia Grey along with her sister Portia decide to go and stay with Nicholas Brisbane, the man that Lady Julia met whilst stood over her husband's dead body (see Silent in the Grave). His new property is in Yorkshire and there is something not quite right about it and the remaining residents the Allenby's who are intrinsically connected to the house and somehow to Brisbane. Lady Allenby is widowed and only has her two daughters Hilda and Ailith Allenby for company within the house, her son Redwall died after returning from Egypt after being exposed in Egyptology circles and ruining his reputation. However Redwall's fascination with Egyptology leads Lady Julia to start cataloguing his treasures from Egypt to keep her mind off the annoyance in her life that is Brisbane. This cataloguing leads to the opening up of the past, walls and coffins which results in some devastating actions.
Lady Julia also spends time with Rosalie, living on the crossroads on the moor, a gypsy who elects to stay in one place for a personal reason but helps many people with tonics and teas from everything natural. Rosalie has connections with Brisbane, and Lady Julia discovers a lot about his past, in turn Brisbane also has much confirmed about his background.
Raybourn has used her obvious love of all things gothic with this book - it has resonances of Jane Eyre, what is the history behind the women seemingly stuck in the house.Read more ›
This is NOT some sleazy snog-fest dressed up in frills & pink ribbons, it's an excellent mystery novel with echoes of Gothic Thrillers but thankfully doesn't fall into the trap of taking itself *too* seriously. If you're not a fan of Romance, give this a try - a genuinely witty and intelligent read that still makes the heart beat faster for more reasons than the mystery alone...
Lady Jane Grey is put out knowing that the man she loves, Nicholas Brisbane, has asked her sister, Portia, to help him renovate his new home in Yorkshire, Grimsgave Hall, but has not invited her. Being on the Mad March's, she is going, invitation or no. So Jane, Portia, and their bother Valarian, head to Yorkshire.
Grimsgrave Hall is in the moors, remote from any town, half ruined and Brisbane is not alone. Jane is surprised to find Lady Allenby and her two daughters still live there, proud of the purity of their bloodline back to the Norman kings.
Jane finds the deceased father and son were fascinated by Egyptology and have many artifacts from their travels there, and decides to catalogue them. What she doesn't expect is to find a coffin containing the wrapped remains of two babies...with the golden blonde hair of the Allenby family.
I needed an enjoyable, engrossing, romantic story and this was it. Ignore the cover of the book as it not remotely representative of the story. Yes, the romance between Jane and Brisbane is critical to the story, but there are no graphic sexual scenes involved.
Set on the moors of Yorkshire, it is a classic, highly atmospheric suspense with wonderful humor, great characters, heart-quickening romance.
Raybourn creates such a strong sense of place and her dialogue is appropriate to the period and the characters. From independent, determined Jane to all the pets, the characters are so well drawn.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The setting for this story is really creepy - Grimsgrave Hall in Yorkshire set against the desolation of the moors - is Nicholas Brisbane's new home. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Judge Tabor
Good but not as good as first two. Too long to get to the action. When it did happen was bit obvious who the culprit was.Published 20 months ago by pippin
I can not stop reading her novels at the moment.
I was a little disappointed with the properties of the final chapter, it seemed to be a bit rushed compared to the rest of the... Read more
Bought this book for a book club I attend. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great lead character, a woman who knows what she wants. Will definately be buying the others in this series.Published on 2 Mar. 2014 by Corinne Bethel
Great follow up to Silent in the Sanctuary. This series of books are page turners with full characters
and lots of witty dialogue.
Raybourn's books are very easy to read. She can write a bit but doesn't really succeed at doing more than providing anything more substantial than a bit of light entertainment. Read morePublished on 1 Aug. 2011 by Michael Finn
Silent on the Moor is the third book in the Lady Grey Series and very enjoyable. Set in Yorkshire, England 1889, the book follows the story of Julia (Lady Grey) as she follows her... Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 2011 by Anne Marie Brear