Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pre-Pub Book Buzz: Dark Inquiry by Deanna Raybourn

Oh, my! I didn't even know this book was coming out! I'm such a big fan of Deanna Raybourn's books that I consider this a mighty travesty on my part. Shame on me! Well, I'll remedy it Tuesday (June 21) when I run out and buy a copy :)

The spirits speak of secrets....

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 Spirit 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 murder, espionage and blackmail, 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...the kind that can destroy a fledgling marriage.


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I knew about this one, but I also didn't remember that it was coming out so soon. Yea! I love this series and the last entry in India was very interesting. Looking forward to having them back in England and among all of Lady Julia's odd family. :-)

Becky LeJeune said...

It's one of my favorite series, Kay! It's one of the only books I allowed myself to buy of late (not counting some used bookstore stuff).