Series: Lady Julia
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Read copy: eBook
Published: January 1, 2008
To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor...
For Lady Julia Grey, her husband's sudden death at a dinner party is extremely inconvenient, not to mention an unpardonable social gaffe. However, things take a turn for the worse when inscrutable private investigator Nicholas Brisbane reveals that the death was not due to natural causes.
Drawn away from her comfortable, conventional life, Lady Julia is exposed to threatening notes, secret societies and gypsy curses, not to mention Nicholas's charismatic unpredictability...
A great voice, good pacing, pretty tight plot, and wonderful characters, especially Lady Julia’s quirky family.
That said, it was a bit too similar to Amanda Quick's Lake/March trilogy for my liking. (March was even Lady Julia's maiden name.)
Still, a good story and wonderful style. I just might search for the other books in this series.