Dark Road to Darjeeling

Dark Road to Darjeeling

Book - 2010
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After eight idyllic months in the Mediterranean, Lady Julia Grey and her detective husband are ready to put their investigative talents to work once more. At the urging of Julia's eccentric family, they hurry to India to aid an old friend, the newly widowed Jane Cavendish. Living on the Cavendish tea plantation with the remnants of her husband's family, Jane is consumed with the impending birth of her child--and with discovering the truth about her husband's death. Was he murdered for his estate? And if he was, could Jane and her unborn child be next?

Amid the lush foothills of the Himalayas, dark deeds are buried and malicious thoughts flourish. The Brisbanes uncover secrets and scandal, illicit affairs and twisted legacies. In this remote and exotic place, exploration is perilous and discovery, deadly. The danger is palpable and, if they are not careful, Julia and Nicholas will not live to celebrate their first anniversary.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2010.
ISBN: 9780778328209
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 21 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 21, 2016

(The fourth book in the Lady Julia Grey series)

bwortman Nov 15, 2016

A solid entry in the series. Raybourn does a wonderful job of evoking Victorian era northern India. The cast of characters are fascinating as usual and Julia and Brisbane continue to be utter charmers even after their wedding. While I felt one of the twists at the end of the novel wasn't necessary, I generally enjoyed the novel.

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slang123
Mar 29, 2016

Another enjoyable read in the Lady Julia Grey series.

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marthabwaters
Feb 13, 2015

This fourth book in the Lady Julia Grey series is just as sharp as the first three. Lady Julia is now married to private enquiry agent Nicholas Brisbane, and after a lengthy honeymoon they find themselves traveling with two of Julia's siblings, Portia and Plum, to solve a mystery on a plantation there. Exotic setting, Julia & Brisbane's typical bickering, and the series' trademark wit make this latest volume in the series just as delightful as the previous three.

rlbecker Mar 16, 2011

This series just keeps getting better. The characters, even the minor ones, are written so that we feel that we know them. The atmosphere of upper crust Britain in the Victorian era is exciting. Lady Julia Gray and her husband Nick Brisbane keep growing more interesting as we learn more about them. This chapter in the series is set in India. The setting is wonderful, with exquisite detail given. That includes peacocks, Indian servants, and eccentric neighbors. In addition, this is a wonderful mystery. The twists and turns in the sleuthing make it difficult to solve the murder.

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