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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Book Review:A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook  free of charge,from Berkleey Press via netgalley for blog review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.




Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy’s curse in this thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. 

A Treacherous Curse cover


Synopsis:
 
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...



Review:

It's only fitting to include this review on History Thursday, as it is set back in Victorian London! As we know, Victorian London was agog over all things Egyptian, so it's only fitting to have a book that deals with both topics! This is book 3 of the Veronica Speedwell series, and I SO SO wish the series would be picked up for a movie or mini series! In many ways Veronica reminds me of so many modern day sleuths, but adding the historical 'woman out of her time' has given this series such a wonderful edge. Not to mention how intelligent and forward she is, making her someone you wish had been in your ancestry tree! Add some quality chick-lit romance with Stoker, and you literally have a book you will not want to put down until the end. I do have to admit I figured out who was the suspect early on, but the path that Veronica and Stoker made it all that more interesting! if you're a fan of the series, you'll be thrilled to learn more about Stoker's background in this book. But either way, you be asking when Book 4 is coming out before you finish this one! So make sure to add it to your New Year reading list!



About the Author:

Deanna Raybourn is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Lady Julia Grey series, currently in development for television; the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries, including A Treacherous CurseA Perilous Undertaking, and A Curious Beginning; and several stand-alone novels. She lives in Virginia with her family. Check out her website for more info!

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