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A Curious Beginning

(2015)
(The first book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series)
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London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans, as Veronica discovers when she thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron with ties to her mysterious past. Promising to reveal in time what he knows of the plot against her, the baron offers her temporary sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker - a reclusive natural historian as intriguing as he is bad-tempered. But before the baron can deliver on his tantalizing vow to reveal the secrets he has concealed for decades, he is found murdered. Suddenly Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run from an elusive assailant, wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Curious Beginning (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery)
Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
ISBN: 1-4104-8601-X / 978-1-4104-8601-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Curious Beginning (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery)
Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
ISBN: 0-451-47601-8 / 978-0-451-47601-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Curious Beginning (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery)
Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
ISBN: 0-451-47602-6 / 978-0-451-47602-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery - A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell Mystery 1)
Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
ISBN: 1-78565-048-3 / 978-1-78565-048-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Curious Beginning
Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Curious Beginning
Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery - A Curious Beginning
Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Titan Books
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September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Curious Beginning (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA