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A Perilous Undertaking - Deanna Raybourn
A Perilous Undertaking
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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... show more
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. Together with her natural historian colleague Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer—a ruthless villain who not only took Artemisia’s life in cold blood but is happy to see Ramsforth hang for the crime. From a Bohemian artists’ colony to a royal palace to a subterranean grotto with a decadent history, the investigation proves to be a very perilous undertaking indeed….
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780451476159 (0451476158)
Publisher: Berkley
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
Series: Veronica Speedwell Mystery (#2)
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Ani's Book Abyss
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4.0 Thoughts: A Perilous Beginning
A Perilous Beginning by Deanna Raybourn Book 2 of Veronica Speedwell 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 S...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it
4.0 A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell #2)- Deanna Raybourn
While Victorian England is not generally my go-to time period (Usually I am a sucker for anything Tudor-Era or Dark Ages), one Miss Veronica Speedwell is quickly making me think I should venture out of my bubble more often. This is the second novel in the Veronica Speedwell series. It is just as muc...
Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
5.0 Veronica is a hoot!
A Perilous Undertaking - Deanna Raybourn So entertaining! I read and listened to this one, but seriously, the narrator OWNS this series. She's so great with all of the voices, I can't even do them justice in my head. I love when that happens. LOL Anyway, Veronica is up to her old tricks a...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2)
I've been looking forward to this second book for months and while it wasn't quite as good as the first book, it definitely wasn't disappointing. In the first book, startling revelations about Veronica were a big part of the plot, and Stoker's past was shared in teasing bits here and there. I sup...
Nothing better than a good book...
Nothing better than a good book... rated it
3.0 A Perilous Undertaking
Hmmm. Can't do a synopsis since it's second in the series and spoilers and all. Soooo... What I liked: The Banter between Victoria and Stoker is on point. It was enjoyable to read. The writing was solid. The characters are engaging. What I didn't like: Some of the plot devices seemed ...
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