Category Archives: Deanna Raybourn

“Thank you.” I smiled sweetly at him. “Your trousers are on fire.” The Dark Enquiry – Deanna Raybourn

Oh well. Now I don’t have to feel bad about finishing up Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series. This one was kind of a bust.  I’m a big fan of Raybourn and had more love for the Lady Julia books than … Continue reading

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A lepidopterist and a taxidermist walk into a mystery. “A Treacherous Curse” by Deanna Raybourn (CBR#10, 9)

Another Victorian murder mystery rife with witty banter, palpable sexual tension, and painfully tender interludes. This is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series by Deanna Raybourn. If you have read the other two books, you need no … Continue reading

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No matter what, tea is ALWAYS served. “Silent in The Moor” and “Dark Road to Darjeeling” by Deanna Raybourn (CBR10, #5-6)

Raybourn’s “Lady Julia Gray” novels are fun little mysteries with quirky characters who find themselves in situations that are often fairly dark. The juxtaposition of  entitled Victorian British gentry and crimes of  depravity creates a nice balance of grit and … Continue reading

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Keep the Window Open, Wendy. “City of Jasmine” by Deanna Raybourn (CBR10, #2)

I’ll be writing many reviews of this fine lady’s work. Her Veronica Speedwell books  (new one this month, superfans!!!) were my gateway and I devoured the first two of the Lady Julia Grey books (3rd one ready to go in … Continue reading

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