An Impossible Impostor by Raybourn, Deanna
Deanna Raybourn

An Impossible Impostor -- Deanna Raybourn

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While investigating a man claiming to be the long-lost heir to a noble family, Veronica Speedwell gets the surprise of her life in this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

London, 1889. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian beau Stoker are summoned by Sir Hugo Montgomerie, head of Special Branch. He has a personal request on behalf of his goddaughter, Euphemia Hathaway. After years of traveling the world, her eldest brother, Jonathan, heir to Hathaway Hall, was believed to have been killed in the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa a few years before.

But now a man matching Jonathan's description and carrying his possessions has arrived at Hathaway Hall with no memory of his identity or where he has been. Could this man truly be Jonathan, back from the dead? Or is he a devious impostor, determined to gain ownership over the family's most valuable possessions--a legendary parure of priceless Rajasthani jewels? It's a delicate situation, and Veronica is Sir Hugo's only hope.

Veronica and Stoker agree to go to Hathaway Hall to covertly investigate the mysterious amnesiac. Veronica is soon shocked to find herself face-to-face with a ghost from her past. To help Sir Hugo discover the truth, she must open doors to her own history that she long believed to be shut for good.

Author: Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley Books
Published: 02/15/2022
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.13lbs
Size: 9.36h x 6.30w x 1.24d
ISBN: 9780593197295

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2021 pg. 2
Publishers Weekly 12/13/2021
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2021
Library Journal 01/01/2022 pg. 49
Booklist 01/01/2022 pg. 41
Shelf Awareness 02/25/2022

About the Author
Deanna Raybourn is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Lady Julia Grey series as well as the USA Today bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated Veronica Speedwell Mysteries and several stand-alone works.