Book Review: A Murderous Relation

A Murderous Relation (Veronica Speedwell #5) by Deanna Raybourn Mystery/Historical Fiction 320 pages Expected publication March 10, 2020, by Berkley   Veronica Speedwell and her partner in crime-solving have barely had a chance to rest after their last adventure when Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk sends them a frantic message demanding that they return to London as … Continue reading Book Review: A Murderous Relation

Book Review: A Dangerous Collaboration

A Dangerous Collaboration (Veronica Speedwell #4) by Deanna Raybourn Historical Mystery 336 pages Expected Publication date March 12th, 2019 by Berkely   Even during the Victorian era, if two human beings were, in reality, in the throes of an extended 'will they or won't they?' conundrum of sexual tension, one or the other of them … Continue reading Book Review: A Dangerous Collaboration

Top Five Friday: Top Five Favorite Mystery Series

While I was deciding if I wanted to read more of Leonardo Padura's mystery novels starring Lieutenant Mario Conde (the answer? Probably not, given Conde's misogyny), I was thinking about what factors made me like a mystery series in general. A non-misogynistic detective, obviously, but what else? A dark, atmospheric tone? Witty repartee among the … Continue reading Top Five Friday: Top Five Favorite Mystery Series

Book Review- A Treacherous Curse

A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell #3) Deanna Raybourn Mystery 352 pages Published January 16th, 2018 From Goodreads: 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 … Continue reading Book Review- A Treacherous Curse