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Deanna Raybourn's First Contemporary Novel Shows Older Women Can "Kick Ass" Too

Author Deanna Raybourn and the cover of her new novel "Killers of a Certain Age"
Deanna Raybourn and her new novel "Killers of a Certain Age"

Deanna Raybourn is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Lady Julia Grey series and the Veronica Speedwell books— historical mysteries, 18 books in total set in Victorian England, but her new novel is a departure from the past. Deanna says it just felt like the right time to do something different, and Killers of a Certain Age is just that. In this new novel we meet Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie –- women in their 60s set to retire after working for 40 years for The Museum, an elite network of assassins. But when the Museum sends them on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Rather than spending the rest of their lives on the run, they must go up against the organization they’d been a part of for so long. Killers of a Certain Age is action packed and smart with lots of twists and it is so refreshing to read a story featuring women of a certain age.

Tammy works at Bemidji State University's library, and she hosts "What We're Reading," a show about books and authors.