Book Review for A TREACHEROUS CURSE by Deanna Raybourn
A TREACHEROUS CURSE by Deanna Raybourn
A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, Book 3
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A smart and witty historical mystery.
A TREACHEROUS CURSE is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell series and I believe that they just keep getting better. By having the book centered around the myths and lore of Egypt, Raybourn allows there to be a more interesting play with what is real and what isn't. The characters as well as the reader are sent down a path to piece together what is invention and what is reality.
I will admit that I am a sucker for an intelligent, cunning, and at times plucky female lead in these types of mysteries. When authors even the playing field between the men and women all the while managing to show the prejudice and bias that is prevalent in the era, it gives license to more complicated and intriguing stories.
For those who have not yet met Veronica Speedwell, I implore you read these books. They are wonderful mysteries infused with unique and refreshing characters.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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...
About the Author: A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Series: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery (Book 3)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley (January 16, 2018)
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