The Dark Enquiry

Lady Julia Grey Mystery Book 5

by Deanna Raybourn

MIRA Books

September 14, 2020

Available in: Audio, e-Book (reprint)

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The Dark Enquiry
by Deanna Raybourn

Experience the Victorian mystery and magic of Lady Julia Grey with New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn’s fan-favorite historical series.

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. Not about to be left out of anything concerning her beloved—if eccentric—family, spirited Julia soon picks up the trail of the investigation.

It leads to the exclusive Ghost Club, where the alluring Madame Séraphine holds evening séances…and not a few powerful gentlemen in thrall. From this eerie enclave unfolds a lurid tangle of dark deeds, whose tendrils crush reputations and throttle trust.

Shocked to find their investigation spun into salacious newspaper headlines, bristling at the tension it causes between them, the Brisbanes find they must unite or fall. For Bellmont’s sake—and more—they’ll face myriad dangers born of dark secrets, the kind men kill to keep….

Originally published June 2011 in trade paperback and October 2015 in eBook.

Don’t miss the complete Lady Julia Grey mystery series by Deanna Raybourn!

Book # 1: Silent in the Grave
Book # 2: Silent in the Sanctuary
Book # 3: Silent on the Moor
Book # 3.5: Midsummer Night (novella)
Book # 4: Dark Road to Darjeeling
Book # 5: The Dark Enquiry
Book # 5.5: Silent Night (novella)
Book # 5.6: Twelfth Night (novella)
Book # 5.7: Bonfire Night (novella)

Deanna Raybourn's Bio

A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter and is hard at work on her next novel.