A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn is the first book in a new series featuring the intrepid Veronica Speedwell, an adventurous lepidopterist and world traveler. The year is 1887 and in London Veronica fends off an abductor with the help of a mysterious German baron. His friend Stoker, an ill-tempered natural historian, is asked to look after her (although Veronica does very well all by herself!). Soon Veronica and Stoker are on the run as they look for the baron’s murderer. Witty, smart dialogue, a clever sense of humor and a fast pace make this a very entertaining read! Recommended by Rochelle
In her thrilling new series, Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries, returns once more to Victorian England...and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.