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'Curious Beginning' launches new mystery series set in Victorian England

'Curious Beginning' launches new mystery series set in Victorian England

'A Curious Beginning' By Deanna Raybourn. NAL, 352 pages, $25.95 The eccentricities of Victorian England receive a rousing look in the highly entertaining "A Curious Beginning," which launches a new series about 25-year-old Veronica Speedwell, an independent woman whose freedom and sense of self isn't always accepted by others. Deanna Raybourn, best known for her Lady Julia Grey series and other best-selling romance novels, brings energetic storytelling and a strong sense of history to "A Curious Beginning." Set in 1887, attitudes toward women and sexual freedom are beginning to change, but not quickly enough for the liberated Veronica. An...

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