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
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Keysnanchors ,

Memorial!

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

Rmurf ,

A curious beginning…

Great fun: wonderful repartee, period detail, inquisitive asides and joie de vivre. On to Book Two!

643mbft ,

Not what I normally read

Needed to lighten up after For Whom the Bell Tolls and this caught my eye. An improbable feminist detective in Victorian England takes on the blue bloods and wins, all the while scaring her companion with her libertine views and always-right-ness. An entertaining read if you are not too sensitive to errors in time and place, such as photos in newspapers of the day and did I mention feminism? Oh, yeah.

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