A Curious Beginning A Curious Beginning
Book 1 - A Veronica Speedwell Mystery

A Curious Beginning

A Veronica Speedwell Mystery

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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.... 

London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2015
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Keysnanchors ,

Memorial!

One of those books you remember for years and wait patiently for the next book to be written.

DeniseJY ,

Intriguing characters, decent historical background

Mildly amusing but it took far too long to get to the point.

Meg in MN ,

Fascinating Victorian Mystery!

The details Ms. Raybourn gives about Victorian London and its surroundings are very descriptive and leave you feeling that you were there too. Both main characters have great depth and promise many more adventures in future books.

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