Friday, October 17, 2008

Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn

OK -- I LOVED the first one -- Silent in the Grave -- and this one is good, but somehow, it didn't captivate me the first novel did. This one also features Lady Julia Gray and her PI cohort Brisbane -- who have sort of a Victorian Maddie Hayes/David Addison relationship...meaning they are civil to each other at time, argue at times, claim they can't stand the other and really just want to sleep together. This time, Julia, Brisbane, members of her family and some friends are snowbound in a castle retreat...and then one of the houseguests turns up murdered. Julia and Brisbane once again provide the right amount of sexual tension...without being too un-Victorian about it.