This is the fifth in a series and of course it’s a series I absolutely fell in love with from the start. If you like late Victorian England murder mystery / romance then this is your cuppa. Dark Enquiry follows our favorite couple Julia and Brisbane as they have returned from their honeymoon (as you can read in Dark Road to Darjeerling, #4) and are setting up their household in London. They quickly involve themselves in a blackmailing / murder plot that draws more than one of Julia’s eccentric family members into the heart of the matter.
Though this mystery plot wasn’t quite as sinister and exciting as some of Raybourn’s other plots the story line is still fantastic. A great mix of mystery, romance and hilarity, Dark Enquiry will not disappoint fans of the Lady Julia series by any means!
Raybourn is one of my favorite authors. She captures her characters well and I find myself tearing up and laughing out loud throughout her books. DO NOT judge a book by its cover though. In my opinion this book and Silent on the Moor have terrible book jackets – they are both reminiscent of of 1980’s costumes of Victorian England, ick. So just push past that.