Friday, January 6, 2017

Review: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

Title: A Perilous Undertaking
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Series: Book Two in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery Series
Published By: Berkley Books (January 10, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Historical Mystery
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries... 

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.... 








The Veronica Speedwell Mysteries, likes it predecessor The Lady Julia Gray Series, has quickly become a favorite. It has absolutely everything I loved about Raybourn's Lady Julia series except for all of the March's themselves but Veronica and Stoker are quite a match for Julia and Nicholas. 

The first book was so much fun and I knew I had found a new love in the series, spin off or not and with this second book, it just proves that I was not wrong in the slightest. 

Full of all the things I loved about the first book, this truly was so much fun. Filled with intrigue, danger, a mystery that kept me on my toes, and Raybourn's wonderful prose and feisty women, I couldn't help but be enchanted. 

This series is truly is vastly becoming a favorite and one I look forward to each new release. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

32 comments:

  1. I'm so sad I was denied about this one I really enjoyed the first book

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    1. Oh no, I'm sorry, I hope you are able to get a copy soon.

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  2. Love this cover and glad you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Oh book number one is still on my ever growing, turning into an uncontrollable monster wish list. I guess I'd better get cracking because my list just got longer. ;-) LOL

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  4. I finished this last night, it took me awhile to get into it for whatever reason, but I ended up really liking it.

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    1. So happy you did Heidi, it's turning out to be such a fun and interesting series.

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  5. Sounds very exciting. These Victorian Era books I keep seeing reviews for often take characters on exciting adventures. I need to read some.

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    1. You should, they are always some of my most favorites.

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  6. I just got this in the mail this week, and cannot wait to read it!

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  7. This does seem like a fun read! I'm curious about all of these Victorian-era settings.

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    1. The setting is one of the best parts. ;)

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  8. I haven't gotten into this author, sadly, but I really WANT to love her books so I'll have to give this series a try! I adore the covers and am so glad it's becoming a favorite for you. Wonderful review! :)

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    1. If you like this time period then I definitely recommend her, either this series or her Julia Grey, they are both fabulous.

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  9. God it nearly made it to five stars. This looks like a brilliant read though, I'd love to read it.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. I hope you try them and really like them too!

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  10. Need to read the first book. Sounds like a great series, especially when there's mystery. Love stories with feisty women too. Nice review. Glad you enjoyed the sequel like the first :)

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    1. I really love them as well, just something about a women that knows how to stand up for themselves. ;)

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  11. I love Mystery. And it's historical as well? Haven't tried Historical Mystery before but this one totally sounds great.

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  12. Oh, yes. I really do need to get to her books. They're always so tempting!

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  13. Another amazing sounding series I would love to grab up! Glad you loved this one as much :)

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  14. Glad your enjoying this series. I've been curious about it, because I see promo for it everywhere, but don't usually like historical fiction. Great Review!!! Tori @ In Tori Lex

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    1. It's a fun one especially if you like mystery mixed in. ;)

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