Silent in the Sanctuary Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
A fun follow-up to Silent In The Grave. This time, the murder takes place during a snow-bound house party (in an abbey-turned-family-estate, of course) and the mysteries are a little trickier to solve. While the mysteries are entertaining, the characters and dialogue are really the fun of this series. I would recommend starting at the beginning of the series, since several characters carry over and the first book really explains Julia’s transformation from a quiet and conventional Victorian lady to someone who is itching to be useful (and willing to break the rules of society to do so). The first book also sets up the tension between Julia and the private investigator who helped solve her husband’s murder. A good, relatively fluffy page-turner that’s perfect for an afternoon on the couch.

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