Deanna Raybourn Books In Order

Publication Order of Lady Julia Grey Books

Silent in the Grave (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent in the Sanctuary (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent on the Moor (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Road to Darjeeling (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Enquiry (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Night (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midsummer Night (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelfth Night (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonfire Night (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Lady Julia Grey Books

Midsummer Night is a prequel novella to the Lady Julia Grey series.

Publication Order of Jasmine Books

City of Jasmine (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whisper of Jasmine (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Veronica Speedwell Books

A Curious Beginning (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Dead Travel Fast (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spear of Summer Grass (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of a Thousand Stars (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

Far in the Wilds (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Writing mostly mystery novels, Deanna Raybourn focuses primarily on the Victorian era as she’s best known for her highly popular ‘Julia Grey’ series of books. Living in Virginia, Williamsburg, she has proven to be a successful American author with an Agatha Award given for her writing.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 17th of June, 1968, in Fort Worth, Texas, Deanna Raybourn now currently lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. Having attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, she graduated majoring in both History and English. It was with this that she was to go on and create her Victorian era set mystery romance themed novels. Writing her first novel at twenty-three, she started early with her career. It wasn’t until fourteen years later that she was to sign her first book deal. During this time she married her college sweetheart right after her graduation day.

Following on from her graduation from college, she went directly into teaching high-school English, which lasted for over three years. That ended though once she had a baby and decided it was high-time she took the step of taking up writing full-time. This didn’t happen straight away though as she dealt with a string of rejections from publisher after publisher first. It was only when MIRA Books stepped in that she made her first deal for two three-book deals to be published. After this there was no turning back as she then began to build upon her initial success with a strong and substantial literary career.

Writing Career

Deanna Raybourn currently has nine books to her name, five of which make up the popular Lady Julia Grey series. Her first other solo book was ‘The Dead Travel Fast’ which was written in 2010. This was followed up by ‘Silent Night’, ‘A Spear of Summer Grass’ and, most recently; ‘Far in the Wilds’ written in 2013.

Her first novel to be published was ‘Silent in the Grave’ in 2007, which was also the first in the series of ‘Lady Julia Grey’ books. This was followed up in 2008 with the mysteries ‘Silent in the Sanctuary’ and ‘Silent on the Moor’ in 2009. They were all published under the MIRA Book’s publishing house, who were the ones to provide her with her first deal. During this time she has also managed to gather herself a considerable collection of literary awards, such as the RITA Award in 2008, and the Reviewers’ Choice Award given by the Romantic Times in the same year. The Lady Julia Grey series itself has also gained much critical acclaim, including an Agatha award, along with three Daphne de Mauriers.

In the year of 2012 she saw the release her first digital exclusive in the form of ‘Silent Night'; a somewhat brighter Christmas episode of the Lady Julia series. Her novels have largely focused on set period pieces though, ranging from Victorian England right up to the adventures of a flapper in Africa in her 2013 novel ‘A Spear of Summer Grass’. With a rich and varied collection of subjects, she shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Silent on the Moor

In the third novel of the Lady Julia Grey series we see that Nicholas Brisbane, the enigmatic investigator from the first two books, has inherited himself a dilapidated estate in the form of one Grimsgrave Hall. The problem though is that this comes with one less than desired house-guest; a certain Lady Julia Grey. Even though he tries to warn her away, she still arrives and soon their relationship picks up again as they struggle against their better judgement. Amongst all this is Lady Allenby, who also lives there with her once rich now impoverished family, including her daughters who are all dependent upon Brisbane.

Now cast adrift by society, this ancient family with their proud bloodline face a new threat as a mystery comes into play surrounding Grimsgrave Hall. Poison is the order of the day to which class holds no bounds; everyone’s in danger. With that it is up to both Lady Julia and Brisbane to once again put aside their differences and come together as they solve the dark happenings taking place in Grimsgrave. As it turns out though, Brisbane is becoming preoccupied with the estate itself, with its many intricacies unraveling before him, leaving Lady Julia to undertake much of the investigation alone. Not only that, but a Gypsy witch enters the picture, along with a dark rider and an evil legacy to make their presence known. Will Lady Julia be able to solve the case? Can Brisbane and Julia keep their relationship contained? Are they going to prevent the danger from taking a life?

The Dead Travel Fast

Theodora Lestrange seems to have it all, a nice comfortable home-life in Victorian Edinburgh and a suitor waiting to present her with the question to end it all and provide her with everything; a family, a husband, a home. This isn’t enough though, as Theodora takes it upon herself to leave Edinburgh and head for Romania with its gothic tales of vampires whispered under the moonlight. It is there she will meet with a dear old friend to write the book she’s always wanted to and provide her with her freedom. Things go awry though when she finds herself in an old Carpathian castle presided over by the master Count Andrei Dragulescu.

Taken in by the brooding glamor of it all, not to mention the Count’s mysterious good looks, she finds herself enveloped in a world she couldn’t possibly have imagined. Feeling the pull of Count Andrei’s allure, she soon learns that not everything is at seems amongst the eccentric inhabitants as she struggles with her passion for Dragulescu. With a troubled steward and an ailing dowager in tow, the castle has a lot more to it than she expected, as she starts to wonder if she can ever manage to finish her book during this sojourn of hers. Will she learn the mystery behind the castle and all those living inside? Can she hold herself from giving into her obsession which may prove to be fatal if she were to fall prey to it? Finally, is she ever going to manage to finish her book and leave the castle alive and unharmed?

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