Author: Deanna Raybourn
Series: Novella (#5.7) in The Lady Julia Grey Series
Published By: Harlequin (November 3, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Historical Mystery/Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Amateur sleuth Lady Julia Grey and her detective husband, Nicholas Brisbane, face their latest adventure in this novella by New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn.
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.
Neither Lady Julia nor Nicholas is likely to be put off by local legends of ghosts and witches, and the eerie noises and strange lights that flit from room to room simply intrigue them. Until a new lady's maid disappears, igniting a caper that will have explosive results…
I absolutely adore this series, in fact I would go as far as to say it is my favorite historical mystery series out there and sadly, while the author has been working on other books, while all equally as fabulous, this series has been put on hold with just a few splattering of novellas here and there to tide us over.
Thankfully all those novellas live up to the rest of the series and have all been equally as wonderful as the actual books and of course, Bonfire Night is no exception.
I just love Julia, Brisbane and all of the March family. They are quirky and daring and smart and yes, just a bit crazy but all so lovable that it really is hard to say goodbye to them after putting down the newest addition to the series and I have missed them all dearly.
So it was no surprise that as soon as I saw the release of this newest mystery I snatched it up immediately and dove right in.
Oh how I have missed the wild adventures and situations Julia gets herself in. The chaos and mayhem rival no other and the witty banter between all of the March clan and Brisbane truly make this series so much fun to read and relish.
I absolutely adored this latest release and I truly hope if we don't get another book, than the author at least continues to grace us with this amazing little novellas to hold us over and whet our appetite.
I rarely indulge in historical fictions with such themes, but you've piqued my interest, Ali. I've never heard of these books, so thanks for putting them on my radar. :)ReplyDelete
This are fabulous and they have a hint of paranormal that is fantastic!Delete
I don't read much historical fiction, but this sounds like a really fun series. Great review.ReplyDelete
It is by far my favorite adult historical series. I just adore it!Delete
I've been watching historical murder mysteries on Netflix too so I get the allure. I'm amazing by their deductive skills considering their forensics is so archaic but they're still solving shit, right?ReplyDelete
Yep! It is amazing what they could do back then with little technology.Delete
A historical mystery novel? I don't think I've ever read one, but I certainly want to now. They are two genres that I absolutely enjoy. I'm glad this was a great novella for you, Ali. I don't read novellas, but I might try one of these to sample the author's writing.ReplyDelete
This is an amazing series Nick, I do hope you try it! The first book has the best opening line ever!Delete
I know you are a big fan of this author. I keep meaning to try her. That is a bummer though that this series is on the backburner. I hope she comes back to it soon.ReplyDelete
I really do too Heidi and yes, you must try her! I know you will fall in love with her writing and the whole March clan.Delete
I've read one book by her and loved it! So I definitely need to read this series!ReplyDelete
Oh you do Candace, you really do!Delete
I need this. NOW!ReplyDelete
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Oh my gosh. How have I not read her yet?!! *makes note for 2015*ReplyDelete
I have no idea! Go, go now and buy this series, you will love it!Delete
Oh this sounds so ME. Historical, paranormal woo-woo and a mystery...Pretty please.ReplyDelete
Oh Kim, you NEED to read this series, seriously, I can't recommend it enough!Delete
It's great to see that after many books you're still having a great time with the series! It sounds fun!ReplyDelete
I do love when that happens. :)Delete
this sound like a fantastic book, Its been so long since i last read a historical book :) happy you enjoyed itReplyDelete
Well if you do read one again, this is a great series to try. :)Delete
You know, I am not sure if I have ever read a Historical Mystery. I will have to try this one out.ReplyDelete
Definitely try this series if you want to start. :)Delete
That's sad that your favorite series got put on hold. I don't think I've ever read a historical mystery. (Since Sherlock Holmes was written when it's set) There's nothing wrong with a crazy family, aren't they all?ReplyDelete
So very true, they really are and sometimes, that is what makes them fun. ;)Delete