Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Veronica Speedwell is free. She has buried her aunt and is now all alone. She goes to the cottage they are renting to pack up her things and start her adventure. But she comes across an intruder in the cottage and gives chase. She is assisted by a German baron. The intruder gets away and the baron tells Veronica that he has information about her mother. It isn't safe for her there and insists that she accompany him to London. She agrees only to save herself some money since she was gong to London anyway.

Once they arrive, the baron takes her to his friend Stoker's home and implores him to keep Veronica safe. Veronica still isn't sure what is going on and decides to humor him a little bit long if it is going to give her information about her mother. But when the baron is murdered, Veronica and Stoker soon realize that the baron was right. Now they must work together to solve the mystery of his murder and why Veronica is a target.

This is a great start to a new series by Deanna Raybourn. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the story. I was already a big fan of her Lady Julia series and am now a fan of Veronica Speedwell!

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