An unexpected peril

by Raybourn, Deanna,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 19 copies
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Summary
January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club - an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women - Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, suddenly find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving a peace treaty, a princess, and a murderer.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The sixth Veronica Speedwell mystery starts with the lepidopterologist and her partner, Stoker, preparing an exhibition for the ladies-only Curiosity Club of which Veronica is a member. One of the club's other members, a skilled mountaineer, recently died while climbing in Alpenwald--a small, alpine country--and the exhibition is meant to both honor her and patch up relations between Alpenwald and England. But when Veronica and Stoker study the exhibition's wares up close, they sense foul play, and soon after Alpenwald's princess, Gisela, goes missing. Veronica bears a striking resemblance to the princess, so when the royal entourage asks Veronica to pose as Gisela for the sake of an important treaty, how can she refuse? Veronica's disguise allows her to pry further into the mystery, and while searching for clues, she also explores her heritage and deepening relationship with Stoker. Raybourn has again crafted a delightful mystery that balances Veronica's growth and maturity with her undeterrable, adventurous spirit, and though Stoker fears for Veronica's safety, he is, as always, by her side every step of the way."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in 1889, Raybourn's lively sixth Veronica Speedwell mystery (after 2020's A Murderous Relation) finds Veronica, "the semi-legitimate daughter of the Prince of Wales," and her lover, Revelstoke "Stoker" Templeton-Vane, arranging a tribute exhibition at London's Curiosity Club for the late Alice Baker-Greene, a world-renowned mountaineer, who a few months earlier fell to her death from the highest mountain in the tiny European duchy of Alpenwald. While unpacking Alice's artifacts, they discover the rope she was using on that fateful climb was obviously cut, clear evidence that Alice's fall was no accident. As usual, the headstrong Veronica insists on investigating, and Stoker has no choice but to go along. In the rollicking adventure that ensues, Veronica impersonates a missing Alpenwalder princess in order to avert an international incident and ends up the target of an assassination attempt. Veronica's confused emotions about her birth family, as well as the touchingly complicated romantic relationship between fiercely independent Veronica and stalwart Stoker, bolster the appealing plot. Fans of feisty Victorian heroines will hope Veronica has a long career. Agent: Pam Hopkins, Hopkins Literary Assoc. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Series Raybourn, Deanna. Veronica Speedwell mystery.
Subjects Women detectives -- Fiction.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :2021
Language English
Description 340 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780593197264
0593197267
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