A Treacherous Curse

A Treacherous Curse

A Veronica Speedwell Mystery

Book - 2018
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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.

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...
Publisher: New York :, Berkley,, ©2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780451476173
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY RAY
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 24 cm

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JessicaGma Jun 06, 2018

An excellent addition to the series where Egyptology, cursed expeditions and mummies present all the questions. Veronica and Stoker are engaged to solve the mystery, and it's done in fine style.

ArapahoeDagmar Mar 30, 2018

Third installment in the Veronica Speedwell mystery series, presented with author's characteristic wit. Another great mystery, this time with a lot of Egyptology background. Some key character questions will finally be answered, while the relationship between Veronica and Stoker slowly deepens. This is a great read!

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andromeda943
Mar 01, 2018

Love the Veronica saga more and more.The only draw back for me is the anticipated long wait for the next one to come.Deanna Raybourn is a master story teller with a strong emphasis on character building while romance and intrigue followed at a slower pace.This series grows on you.

AlysonReads Feb 25, 2018

A delightful addition to the Veronica Speedwell series, this book delves into the Victorian obsession with Egyptology and curses. Veronica is delightfully scandalous and witty, and stoker is an endearing balance of roguish and conscientious.
The romantic build up continues to be agonizingly slow, so if you were hoping for a resolution to the romantic tension you will not find in it this volume. Maybe in the next one.

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thebritlass
Feb 08, 2018

Brilliant third entry in a great series.

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