Move over, Amelia Peabody! Veronica Speedwell is Latest Victorian Eccentric Heroine

18 Aug

Deanna Raybourn, author of the Lady Julia series, launches a new series with A Curious Beginning. Featuring a strong-willed Veronica Speedwell who goes on adventures hunting butterflies as a lepidopterist, and engaging in liaisons with attractive foreign men, who discovers people are out to kill her. She meets up with the mysterious Stoker, runs away to a traveling circus, confronts Scotland Yard and learns who her father is.
The two main characters are crisp and feisty, with witty and frank dialogue, and supporting characters are robust as well. The Victorian setting is nicely fleshed out.
A fun historical murder mystery with hints of romance.
Looking forward to reading the rest in the series as they come out!



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