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A Dangerous Collaboration

Narrated by: Angele Masters
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (595 ratings)

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Veronica Speedwell returns in another adventure filled with secrets and betrayal from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times best-selling author of the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries.

Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell is whisked off to a remote island off the tip of Cornwall when her natural historian colleague Stoker's brother calls in a favor. On the pretext of wanting a companion to accompany him to Lord Malcolm Romilly's house party, Tiberius persuades Veronica to pose as his fiancée - much to Stoker's chagrin. But upon arriving, it becomes clear that the party is not as innocent as it had seemed. Every invited guest has a connection to Romilly's wife, Rosamund, who disappeared on her wedding day three years ago, and a dramatic dinner proves she is very much on her husband's mind. 

As spectral figures, ghostly music, and mysterious threats begin to plague the partygoers, Veronica enlists Stoker's help to discover the host's true motivations. And as they investigate, it becomes clear that there are numerous mysteries surrounding the Romilly estate, and every person present has a motive to kill Rosamund....

©2019 Deanna Raybourn (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Lenny
  • Southern California
  • 04-09-19

This series is better with each new book

I’ve been having fun with the Veronica Speedwell series, but I have to say these last two books (3 & 4) have been my favorite to date. I do love the mysteries, and the modern clever woman Veronica presents, but I love the last two because we are finally getting somewhere with the romance between Stoker and Veronica!

In A Treacherous Curse (the previous book) Stroker’s tumultuous past is revealed and mostly settled. Veronica is still skittish about getting involved with Stoker, worried that he still carried feelings for his ex-wife, and sort of sabotage’s herself in the process. Fear not, Stoker seems to know Veronica better than she knows herself. Their relationship is the highlight for me! These two are close and united even when they’re in a bit of a snit with each other. There’s a begrudging possessiveness, they don’t want to feel jealous but can’t help it, even when there’s no serious competition. I love the obvious passion and intensity between them, their cheeky banter is a wicked delight! Cementing their connection is their shared zeal for science. I was over the moon with how things turned out by the end!

There is a tragic romance within the current mystery (no, not Veronica and Stoker) and I have to say that while my heart broke for the injured male, I felt worse for the woman that bore the effects of his heartbreak more! It was a tragedy all around.

I can’t wait for the next book, as a Jack the Ripper type seems to be the villain, and I’m eager to see how Veronica and Stoker will take on this evil as they settle into a new understanding.

I alternatively read and listened to this book, and I can’t recommend the audio narration more! Angele Masters’ performance was perfection!

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Yet another gripping mystery

Yet another wonderful mystery! Veronica and Stoker are always a treat! I can’t wait to see where their next adventures lead them. You know a series is amazing when you reread each one in anticipation of the release date. I will be waiting with baited breath until the next novel. Excelsior!

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Veronica is a five star read again!

I absolutely loved the newest installment in the Veronica Speedwell mystery series. Their trip to an island off the coast of Cornwall to solve the mystery of a missing bride. Can’t wait for book 5!

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I always morn the end!

Veronica and Stolker are just a delight! I can’t wait for the next one!! When will it be released?!?!!?

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  • Gina
  • Lakeland, FL, United States
  • 03-14-19

Yes, yes and yes!!!

Love this series and if you like strong women, mystery and adventure then you will fall in love with this series! I could write a book on why this series is my new fantastic find but instead I think it best for you to find out for yourselves. Strong women..excelsior!!!

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Deanna Raybourn Has Done It Again!

Deanna Raybourn's 4th book in her Veronica Speedwell series was a pleasure from beginning to end. She loves to change up the settings and this time it was a castle on an island in Cornwall, which was really a character itself.
I have said it before and I will say it again: There are few authors who can write dialogue as well as Deanna Raybourn. The banter between Veronica and Stoker is so fun to listen to and read. In general, I missed them and was so happy when A Dangerous Collaboration was finally released!

I enjoyed the mystery and the characters, I was happy that Stoker's brother played a larger role in this book, as he pops in and out of the other books but he's a main player here.
I always get the audiobooks because the reader, Angele Masters is superb! Hands down my favorite reader. I have listened to books simply because she was the reader and have never been disapointed.

Get this book, you won't regret it! And if you haven't read/listened to any other of Deanna Raybourn's books, you really should!

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LOVE THIS SERIES

This is such an entertaining series and Ms. Masters is perfect as the narrator. I am looking forward to the next installment.

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More Intrigue, romance and rye wit!

Thankfully we can experience more delicious Veronica and Stoker! It starts off quietly but don't lose patience it will build in to a memorable tale as this dynamic duo gets tangled up once more solving life's mysteries.

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Finished at 4 am. Just had to finish the story. Now, I have to wait for new one.

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Love These Characters

Kudos to the narrator made the characters come alive. I dragged the book out as long as I could , did not want to say good bye. Please give Ty is own book , looking forward to the next story. Thanks for making my long commute faster.