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Critical Praise

“Fans and new readers alike will welcome this sparkling sequel to Raybourn’s debut Victorian mystery, Silent in the Grave (2007) . . . the complex mystery, a delightfully odd collection of characters and deft period details produce a rich and funny read.”

——Publishers Weekly

“Raybourn has written the perfect novel --- full of family squabbles, danger, and a romance in the making --- for a wintry afternoon's reading. Recommended for patrons who crave Victorian mysteries of manners.”

——Library Journal

Silent in the Sanctuary is a beautifully written, richly detailed and marvelously entertaining confection, filled with a colourful parade of quirky characters and situations, clever dialogue and an intriguing mystery where each player eventually becomes a suspect.”


“A sassy heroine and a masterful, secretive hero. Fans of romantic mystery could ask no more --- except the promised sequel.”

——Kirkus (starred review)