Tuesday, May 15, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posted the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. In 2018, Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach is taking over this meme.

Here's mine:
To say I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor.

Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
She left me then, surrounded by my extravagantly simple finery and I sat for a long time, uncomfortable both with the person I had been and the person I was finally becoming. Caught between the two of them, I felt rather lonely, as one often does with a new acquaintance.
This week I am reading Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn which is the first Lady Julia Grey mystery. Here is the description from Amazon:
"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. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, he collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.

Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that her husband was murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers damning evidence for herself, and realizes the truth.

Determined to bring the murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.


  1. Enjoy! I really enjoyed this book, and went on to read the next 2 or 3 in the series. I need to get back to it!

  2. Sounds intense! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. Wow, that intro really grabbed my attention!

  4. Good teaser. I'm definitely interested now. My Teaser is from Dark Queen by Faith Hunter.

  5. I love that teaser! What had her husband done to deserve such treatment? lol I'd read on... Hope you enjoy! I'm sure you will. Sounds fabulous.

  6. Nice teaser! This one looks kind of familiar but I can't quite place it. Hope you enjoy the rest!

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  7. I adore Deanna Raybourn!! Love the new cover on this one! Here's my teaser for this week:http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/teaser-tuesdayfirst-chapter-first.html

  8. You had me at the beginning. And I adore that cover!

    My TT from Warning Light

  9. Twitching on the floor! Great teaser!

  10. I love the humor in that intro. Great way to start a story.

  11. What a fantastic opener to any book! I'm going to have to check this one out... Thank you so much for sharing:))

  12. Great teaser! Hope you enjoy your book!


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