cat63 (cat63) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
cat63
cat63
50bookchallenge

Book 44 for 2009

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Enjoyable Victorian murder mystery. Lord Edward Grey has had a weak heart all his life, so no-one is unduly surprised when he keels over at a dinner party and dies shortly afterwards. But then his widow, Lady Julia is approached by the mysterious Nicholas Brisbane, who suggests that her husband's death wasn't from natural causes after all...

A fun read, with interesting characters, marred by a sprinkling of anachronisms and Americanisms that should really have been caught by a decent proof editor - I really don't think the Victorian aristocracy said things like "I will be fine" or "Are you sure you're up for this?". Not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the book, or prevent me from reading the sequel, but still an irritation.

Tags: crime fiction
Subscribe

  • Book #14: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

    North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book opens with the heroine, Margaret Hale, being uprooted from her idyllic…

  • Book 5- Hamnet

    5. Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell. This was the February pick for the book club I'm in. I finished it pretty quickly, it was hard to put down. It's a…

  • January 2021 - Books 1 to 6

    1. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny Inspector Gamache is now retired in Three Pines when he’s recruited to help one of his friends find her…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments