Title: Silent Night
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Genre: Historical Mystery
The Blurb: ‘Tis the season for an investigation! Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane return for a Christmas caper at Bellmont Abbey. 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?
My Thoughts: This novelette was a quick and easy read and my first Christmas themed story for 2012. It is not a full length novel, and is not marketed at such; instead you can look at it as a little teaser, or appetiser, for the next Lady Julia novel due out later next year. It was wonderful catching up with my old fiction friends – my only complaint was that it ended so quickly. There is, of course, an explanation for everything but Lady Julia has to work it out so they can all enjoy a wonderful family Christmas Day. If you are a Lady Julia fan this will get the juices racing in anticipation for the next release. Delightful read!
Rating: B – A really, really good read
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