Title: Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery #3)
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Stars: 4.25 out of 5 stars
An engaging light mystery novel that kept my attention from the first paragraph to the last paragraph. The main character is the officially unrecognized daughter of the Prince of Wales. However, she is known to a select few of the inner circle who provide her with timely advise from time to time. She is blunt in her ways and does not hesitate when action is required. In some aspects she reminds me of Amelia Peabody, the character so well developed, by the author Elizabeth Peters. I look forward to seeing the series develop.
I have rated this book 4.5 stars.
I received an ARC obtained from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank for your reviews!
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.
But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 16th 2018 by Berkley
A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter.