Lady Julia Grey

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,819 ratings

Silent in the Grave Publisher's Summary

Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.

Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth.

Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.

©2007 Deanna Raybourn (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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  • Book 1

    • Silent in the Grave

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,049

    Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happily surprised

    • By 9S on 07-04-09

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Silent in the Sanctuary

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739

    Fresh from a six-month sojourn in Italy, Lady Julia returns home to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends: but dark deeds are afoot at the deconsecrated abbey, and a murderer roams the ancient cloisters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong narrator listed

    • By Judy on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 3

    • Silent on the Moor

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614

    In Grimsgrave Hall, enigmatic Nicholas Brisbane has inherited a ruined estate, replete with uncanny tenants and one unwanted houseguest: Lady Julia Grey. Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient family: the sort that keeps their bloodline pure and their secrets close.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling romance continues

    • By M&M on 06-30-09

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 3.5

    • Midsummer Night

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    Brisbane has taken charge of the music. Julia has, perhaps mistakenly, allowed her sisters to choose the dress. And Belmont Abbey is overflowing with guests awaiting the blessed day. What could go wrong? Combine the close-knit chaos of village life, pagan traditions bursting through staid Victorian conventions, and the congenial madness that tends to swirl around Lady Julia's family and you get an unforgettable wedding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wedding novella

    • By Kimberly on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

    • Dark Road to Darjeeling

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555

    Lady Julia Grey travels through India, accompanied by her sister, Portia, her brother, Plum, and occasionally her husband - Brisbane. Along the way, Portia becomes convinced of a murder, and all four are pulled into the dark underbelly of 19th-century India....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series!

    • By Nereida on 10-23-10

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 5

    • The Dark Enquiry

    • A Lady Julia Grey Novel
    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500

    Partners now in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have finally returned from abroad to set up housekeeping in London. But merging their respective collections of gadgets, pets, and servants leaves little room for the harried newlyweds themselves, let alone Brisbane's private enquiry business. Among the more unlikely clients: Julia's very proper brother, Lord Bellmont, who swears Brisbane to secrecy about his case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I think this series is getting better and better!

    • By Christy on 02-16-13

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 5.5

    • Silent Night

    • A Lady Julia Christmas Novella
    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 306

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended for fans of the series only

    • By Anna on 12-23-12

    Regular price: $2.95

  • Book 5.6

    • Twelfth Night

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    To mark the passing of another decade, the esteemed - and eccentric - March family have assembled at Bellmont Abbey to perform the Twelfth Night Revels for their sleepy English village. But before Lady Julia and her handsome, sleuthing husband, Nicolas Brisbane, can take to the stage, a ruckus in the stable yard demands their attention. An abandoned infant is found nestled in the steel helm of St. George.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story to accompany the previous novella

    • By Kimberly on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 5.7

    • Bonfire Night

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    It's the autumn of 1890, and almost a year has passed since - much to their surprise - Lady Julia and Nicholas became parents. Just as the couple begins to adapt, a solicitor arrives with a strange bequest. Nicholas, it seems, has inherited a country house - but only if he and his family are in residence from All Hallows' Eve through Bonfire Night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad To See The Series End...

    • By Yolanda S. Bean on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $4.95