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    • A Treacherous Curse

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 977
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 976

    London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can't resist the allure of an exotic mystery - particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I rarely give a book a 5, but....

    • By bigdjunta on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Perilous Undertaking

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700

    Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task - saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week's time if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't get enough!!

    • By Denise on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Curious Beginning

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,143

    As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

    • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Dangerous Collaboration

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: TBD
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell is whisked off to a remote island off the tip of Cornwall when her natural historian colleague Stoker's brother calls in a favor. On the pretext of wanting a companion to accompany him to Lord Malcolm Romilly's house party, Tiberius persuades Veronica to pose as his fiancée. But upon arriving, it becomes clear that the party is not as innocent as it had seemed. Every invited guest has a connection to Romilly's wife, Rosamund, who disappeared on her wedding day three years ago, and a dramatic dinner proves she is very much on her husband's mind.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Midsummer Night

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    Brisbane has taken charge of the music. Julia has, perhaps mistakenly, allowed her sisters to choose the dress. And Belmont Abbey is overflowing with guests awaiting the blessed day. What could go wrong? Combine the close-knit chaos of village life, pagan traditions bursting through staid Victorian conventions, and the congenial madness that tends to swirl around Lady Julia's family and you get an unforgettable wedding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant interlude

    • By Carlos Lamb on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Silent in the Grave

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,296

    Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happily surprised

    • By 9S on 07-04-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Dark Enquiry

    • A Lady Julia Grey Novel
    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590

    Partners now in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have finally returned from abroad to set up housekeeping in London. But merging their respective collections of gadgets, pets, and servants leaves little room for the harried newlyweds themselves, let alone Brisbane's private enquiry business. Among the more unlikely clients: Julia's very proper brother, Lord Bellmont, who swears Brisbane to secrecy about his case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I think this series is getting better and better!

    • By Christy on 02-16-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Silent on the Moor

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742

    In Grimsgrave Hall, enigmatic Nicholas Brisbane has inherited a ruined estate, replete with uncanny tenants and one unwanted houseguest: Lady Julia Grey. Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient family: the sort that keeps their bloodline pure and their secrets close.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling romance continues

    • By M&M on 06-30-09

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Silent Night

    • A Lady Julia Christmas Novella
    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    After a year of marriage - and numerous adventures - Lady Julia and Brisbane hope for a quiet, intimate Christmas together - until they find themselves at her father's ancestral estate, Bellmont Abbey, with her eccentric family and a menagerie of animals. Nevertheless, Julia looks forward to a lively family gathering - but amongst the celebrations, a mystery stirs. There are missing jewels, new faces at the Abbey, and a prowling ghost that brings back unwelcome memories from a previous holiday - one that turned deadly. Is a new culprit recreating crimes of the past? And will Brisbane let Julia investigate?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended for fans of the series only

    • By Anna on 12-23-12

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Twelfth Night

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    To mark the passing of another decade, the esteemed - and eccentric - March family have assembled at Bellmont Abbey to perform the Twelfth Night Revels for their sleepy English village. But before Lady Julia and her handsome, sleuthing husband, Nicolas Brisbane, can take to the stage, a ruckus in the stable yard demands their attention. An abandoned infant is found nestled in the steel helm of St. George.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story to accompany the previous novella

    • By Kimberly on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Bonfire Night

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    It's the autumn of 1890, and almost a year has passed since - much to their surprise - Lady Julia and Nicholas became parents. Just as the couple begins to adapt, a solicitor arrives with a strange bequest. Nicholas, it seems, has inherited a country house - but only if he and his family are in residence from All Hallows' Eve through Bonfire Night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad To See The Series End...

    • By Yolanda S. Bean on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Dark Road to Darjeeling

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 835
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676

    Lady Julia Grey travels through India, accompanied by her sister, Portia, her brother, Plum, and occasionally her husband - Brisbane. Along the way, Portia becomes convinced of a murder, and all four are pulled into the dark underbelly of 19th-century India....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series!

    • By Nereida on 10-23-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Silent in the Sanctuary

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 907

    Fresh from a six-month sojourn in Italy, Lady Julia returns home to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends: but dark deeds are afoot at the deconsecrated abbey, and a murderer roams the ancient cloisters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong narrator listed

    • By Judy on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Night of a Thousand Stars

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat's wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing - she flees the chapel in her wedding gown. Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father's quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar. But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is more to her hero than it seems.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Stick to the print edition for this one

    • By Caz on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Dead Travel Fast

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Parry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe, Theodora leaves Edinburgh—and a disappointed suitor—far behind. She is bound for Romania, where tales of vampires are still whispered, to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence. She arrives at a magnificent, decaying castle in the Carpathians, replete with eccentric inhabitants, including the castle’s master, Count Andrei Dragulescu.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different take on the vampire romance genre

    • By Kaye on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • City of Jasmine

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke never expected to see her husband, adventurer Gabriel Starke, ever again. They had been a golden couple, enjoying a whirlwind courtship amid the backdrop of a glittering social set in prewar London until his sudden death with the sinking of the Lusitania. Five years later, beginning to embrace life again, Evie embarks upon a flight around the world, collecting fame and admirers along the way. In the midst of her triumphant tour, she is shocked to receive a mysterious - and recent - photograph of Gabriel.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lackluster narative

    • By Anna on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $30.09

    • A Spear of Summer Grass

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even among Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather's savanna manor house until gossip subsides. Fairlight is the crumbling, sun-bleached skeleton of a faded African dream, a world where dissolute expats are bolstered by gin and jazz records, cigarettes and safaris. As mistress of this wasted estate, Delilah falls into the decadent pleasures of society.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Trip to Africa

    • By RueRue on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $21.95