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A Treacherous Curse

A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn Berkley Publishing Group

Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 16 Jan 2018


What is more thrilling than an Egyptian archaeological expedition cursed by an ancient mummy? Veronica Speedwell, adventuress and investigator extraordinaire and her partner Stoker are drawn into investigating the disappearance of one of the expedition’s members - the man who stole Stoker’s wife and left him for dead. Stoker’s enmity is well known so it is only a matter of time before the worst is suspected. A missing diadem and the repeated appearance of Anubis complicate the situation. Who can be trusted? Is the missing man a thief - or has something worse occurred? Veronica can handle any situation thrown her way, but will she be able to save Stoker in time?

This is the second Veronica Speedwell mystery that I've read and I can heartily recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical mysteries. Raybourn’s stories are fast paced adventures featuring a saucy, highly capable heroine. Be prepared for quite a few surprises when you explore A Treacherous Curse.

4 / 5

I received a copy of A Treacherous Curse from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.



Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy's curse in a 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. . . .

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