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Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
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Jan 07, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: mysteries
Read in January, 2008

Everybody loves a good international man of mystery, but private enquiry agent Nicholas Brisbane is Just Too Much: he's a prizefighter! he's a violin virtuoso! he's a duke's grandnephew! he's a half-blood Rom AND a psychic (and a floor wax, and a dessert topping . . . .)! Lady Julia Grey -- although at times stupid and inconsistent -- is a more interesting character, because she's believably human. Born into a family of eccentrics, Julia has spent her entire life suppressing herself, until the death of her husband forces her into exploring her own powers. Unfortunately, the interactions of this odd couple always seem forced and artificial. The mystery itself is not much: Julia overlooks two obvious suspects, one of whom predictably turns out to be the murderer, although the motive was somewhat different than I imagined.
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message 1: by Dianne (new)

Dianne OMG! You had me snorting coffee out of my nose when I read this! You have a great sense of humor! I think I will be staying far far away!
Thanks for the heads-up!
Dianne


message 2: by Sheridan (new)

Sheridan A floor wax. I needed that laugh today. Thank you.


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