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.