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A Curious Beginning

(The first book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series)
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London, 1887. Veronica Speedwell intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans. When Veronica thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, he offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker - a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. When the Baron is murdered, 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

Praise for this book

"A treat. One of the few writers who can make history feel immediate and exciting without losing a grasp of the period." - Rhys Bowen

"With wicked intelligence, Deanna Raybourn has created a fresh and fascinating sleuth. Veronica Speedwell is sure to join the greats of mystery fiction. Impeccably plotted and meticulously researched, 'A Curious Beginning' will leave you, as it left me, whimpering for more." - Alan Bradley

"Deanna Raybourn writes with wisdom, sass and a rich texture that is a joy to read. I love this book!" - Robyn Carr

"Wickedly clever and devilishly amusing. . .Veronica Speedwell is a joy unflappable, unrepentant, and thoroughly delightful." - Susan Elia MacNeal

"Oh, frabjous day! Deanna Raybourn is back in the Victorian era with a heroine who could give Amelia Peabody a run for her money. No one write parasols, petticoats, and pistols like Deanna Raybourn." - Lauren Willig

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