Enter to win a copy of the first two Veronica Speedwell mysteries, along with an advance copy of the third, A Treacherous Curse!
Adventuring lepidopterist Veronica Speedwell is back and better than ever, proving that well-behaved women rarely solve mysteries. One lucky reader will win the chance to catch up on the action with copies of A Curious Beginning and A Perilous Undertaking before diving into Veronica's latest exploits in A Treacherous Curse. Ten runners-up will also receive an advance copy of A Treacherous Curse!
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London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, Veronica Speedwell resumes her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry: hunting butterflies, fending off admirers, and embarking upon the journey of a lifetime.
But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction. An enigmatic German baron offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.
London, 1887. 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.
Together with her natural historian colleague Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer. 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....
London, 1888. Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished 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 expedition, and rumors abound about the curse of the vengeful princess.
But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats, Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything. . . .
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, A Treacherous Curse, A Perilous Undertaking, and A Curious Beginning; and several stand-alone novels.