A Perilous Undertaking

A Perilous Undertaking

Book - 2017 | First edition
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"London, 1887. 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, and unmasking her true identity is only the first of the many secrets Veronica must uncover."--Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780451476159
0451476158
Branch Call Number: Mystery RAYBOURN,D
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 24 cm

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JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

An excellent continuation of the series with Speedwell and Stoker investigating bohemian artists and murder most foul. I am looking forward to the next one already.

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nidofito
Jul 10, 2017

Quite entertaining, but I think Raybourn can do better. Speedwell and Stoker are delicious, though ;)

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merlinsilver
Apr 29, 2017

First time I have read this author. At the start of the book I almost put it down because I \it was just another Victorian girl friend / boy friend book, same banter, same murder plot. But I kept with it and it really surprised me. It was much more than the same ol' same old Victorian mystery.

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andromeda943
Mar 18, 2017

This remarkable follow up adventure has everything that a sophisticated reader is looking for in a mystery novel.The romantic build up between the couple is refreshingly slow but tasteful.Deanna Raybourn has a rare gift in story telling like no others.I can hardly wait for the next sequel of the Veronica Steedwell series.

ArapahoeStaff11 Jan 27, 2017

The second novel in the Veronica Speedwell series does not disappoint. Veronica and Stoker are charged with clearing the name of a man wrongly accused of murder. The unconventional detecting duo land themselves in increasingly dangerous situations as they race against the clock to crack the case. The romantic tension between Veronica and Stoker is delicious!

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