Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave."
These ominous words are the last threat that Sir Edward Grey receives from his killer.
Silent in the Grave was a fun historical mystery read. It was a bit slow for the first 160 pages but after that I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the witty humor which reminded me slightly of Gail Carriger's books and had me laughing out loud a couple of times.
I really wish some of the aspects of Brisbane's character that were introduced would have been explained and explored more in detail. I was left feeling a little confused about him for a couple of reasons. ***Some minor spoilers here so if you don't want to read them skip down to the next paragraph. Brisbane has the sight which I took to mean he is psychic, through dreams it seems, but then near the end we find out he was an old man and a cat at different points in the book. So how did he do this exactly? Did he disguise himself as an old man and look through the eyes of the cat somehow? I just wish the book had told us.
One other thing is that this book has the most non-descriptive kiss ever! I wasn't even sure what had happened for a while. That was a little disappointing considering how Brisbane was written throughout the book. The writing just kept me waiting for some sort of romantic scene to take place and when it finally did there was no detail at all.
Mostly this was very good and I plan on eventually reading the next book in the series.
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