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Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy's curse in a thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times best-selling 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....

©2018 Deanna Raybourn (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Another Amazing Adventure!

Another Amazing adventure from Veronica and Stoker. I have quickly fallen in love with this series of novels and its cast of characters. I absolutely love the feisty interplay between its heroic leads. I have mixed emotions each time the story comes to a close, loving the chemistry and the bond between Stoker and Veronica and not wanting the story to be over! Already I am longing for the next installment and I have barely finished the last. High praise to goes to the narration, so so well done!

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cant wait for number four

my o nly complaint is that these tales end...and that the tension beteween the protagonists has not been resolved...enjoyed the plotting throughout.....More, please!

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I can't wait for the next one!

I love a good story with a strong female lead and this series has not let me down.

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Dynamic characters, laugh out loud dialogue

This entire series is my new favorite. I am always drawn to intelligent, unusual lead female characters with an interesting story line. I have thoroughly enjoyed all three of the books in this series and regret that I have to wait for a fourth!

It is rare that a book actually has me laughing out loud, but this one did, as did the first two books in the series. This series is highly diverting and a great escape.

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Another great!

I’ve loved all the Veronica Speedwell books, and this one was no exception. A splendid combination of whit, intrigue, and a hell of a lot of pent-up sexual frustration! Stoker and Veronica have such wonderful chemistry (they were written for each other, after all), but I love how Deanna Raybourn doesn’t let the series fall into a simple love story; it’s about a woman - her heart and stubborn grit, her fight to shows she has as much (if not more) bollocks than her male counterparts - and the only man who’s man enough to not hold her back.
And I LOVE IT!!
Anxiously awaiting book 4!

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fun and exciting

I am yet again blown away. everything about this series is amazing to me. the character developments, my anticipation as to what will happen next in both their personal relationships as well as the mysteries that are being solved. I cannot wait to hear the next book as soon as it is released

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Just Keeps Getting Better

I find this series improving with each installment. Even the narrator, whose voice I found grating in the first installment, has improved. As usual, I loved the banter between Veronica and Stoker. But most of all, we finally got a deeper look into Stoker's past, and it seems like he is finally starting to heal because of the events of this book. As always, Deanna writes a mystery that keeps you guessing, and I am eagerly awaiting the fourth book.

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Love this series!!!!!

I love the reader of these books and the heroine is terrific. the chemistry of the characters is incredible. well formed and written.

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Delightful

I wasn't sure I was going to stick with the first book of the series, but I've really come to love Veronica Speedwell and her adventures. Witty, arch, and emotionally honest. Angele Masters is fully committed to her character choices (which I wasn't sure I liked in the beginning) and the book is performed rather than just read. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Heavenly partnerships

I’ve always enjoyed Deanna Raybourn’s writing, but this series is by far my favorite. Her characters are smart, funny and so vibrantly real that I cannot wait to discover what happens next, while at the same time wanting to slow down so that their story will last forever. Veronica and Stoker are my favorite creations of a favorite author.

I’ve opted for the audiobook first in every installment in this series so far because Angele Masters IS Veronica Speedwell. She brings so much life and strength to Veronica, while also giving breath to Stoker. Each character has been expertly acted, not just voiced, throughout the series .

So thank you, my dears, for being the heavenly partnership that has brought my favorite heavenly partnership to life.