A Dangerous Collaboration
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I was a bit nervous wading through the beginning of this one, because it was completely different from the rest of the previous novels in the series. Veronica and Stoker are indifferent towards each other, they spend 6 months apart with no contact, which is followed by a lack of cheeky banter/flirting. ...more
I’m a self-admitted unusual and irregular series reader. I have a hard time sticking with them and sometimes wait until multiple books are out so I can read them in a row. Not so with the Veronica Speedwell mysteries, or at least, partially not so. I started with the first book and devoured the second. Somehow I missed the third, but I was ecstatic for the opportunity to read the fourth, and here I am! Ah-may-zing, and there’s a reason ...more
This book follows our heroes and my low-key bias Tiberius on the journey to a small island off the coast of England. Malcolm, their host and Tiberius' long-time friend, brings them to the island with one goal in mind. To solve the mystery behind the disappearance of his bride years earlier.
As usual, nothing is as it seems. And everyone has a secret they wish to keep. But as the saying goes, nothing is a secret forever.
Stoker & ...more
A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION is easily my least favourite of this series. Everything I loved about the mysteries, the characters, the potential for romance, the jokes, everything from the previous books, was either beat about like a dead horse, exaggerated, or put-off for very ...more
I had a fabulous time with this book! I can't even tell you which book from this series is my favorite because they have all be consistently good. I think that my favorite just ends up being whichever book I am reading at the time or just finished. After finishing the previous book in the series, I was pretty eager to get started with this installment and I was not disappointed. The book grabbed me from the beginning and held me ...more
Maybe but you would be hard pressed to find it!
The Veronical Speedwell series is just so much fun. It has been a favorite of mine since the very first book and the stories, the mysteries, the characters and the romance aspect, just keep getting better and better.
Raybourn is an amazing writer with the ability to create a heroine that rivals any era but her headstrong, ...more
ARC provided by Penguin Random House via First to Read! Now I need to catch up with this series... ...more
Like many a fan of Deanna Raybourn’s series of Victorian-set historical mysteries starring the intrepid lady lepidopterist, Veronica Speedwell, I’m as much drawn to the complicated relationship established between Veronica and her delicious partner-in-crime, Revelstoke Templeton-Vane (Stoker), as I am to the mysteries the pair is called upon to solve in each book. We’ve watched the couple circle around each other in what has sometimes been a most ...more
A Dangerous Collaboration picks right up where A Treacherous Curse ends with Veronica and Stoker pondering their possible ...more
(view spoiler)[Veronica and Stoker admit that they love each other!!!!!
"I do not love her enough to kill for her." He (Stoker) stepped to the edge of the rock. "I love her enough to die for her."(hide spoiler)]
That said, I love both Veronica and Stoker, but sometimes I also want to slap Veronica!
Yes, yes, we DO know that she's an emancipated woman, but she exaggerates!
Yes, yes, we DO know that she will not be a doormat for anyone!
But, for God's sake, loose it a little!!!
Their banter is ...more
Veronica Speedwell is one of my very favorite heroines, and her adventures in A Dangerous Collaboration do not disappoint. The witty dialogue between Veronica and Stoker always entertains, and this installment is set on a remote island adding a gothic element to the tale. Each guest has been invited to the island under false pretenses, and as ghosts begin appearing and mysterious events start happening, Veronica and Stoker work to discover what happened to the host’s wife years ago and ...more
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At the close of the last book, things were left in an interesting place for Veronica and Stoker. I was eager to proceed and see what came of them next as they faced another exciting murder adventure together while exchanging acrimonious quips. A Dangerous Collaboration took them away from London to the atmospheric Cornish coast where they must solve a cold case mystery and perhaps discover something more.
A Dangerous Collaboration is the fourth Veronica Speedwell mystery, but ...more
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, ...more
Lord Malcolm Romilly, has invited everyone who had a connection with Rosamund, his bride. On their wedding day ...more
A castle on a secluded island off Cornwall. Hidden tunnels and priest holes. A poison garden. The vanished bride. And one of my favorite tropes—the house party where every guest has a secret.
I totally enjoyed this book, and while I may agree with some of my friends’ criticisms, I’m still giving it five stars.
My only complaint is about the narrator’s voice, because all the men sound alike—pompous, gruff, and posh.
Definitely a transitional book. The mystery took a while to get going. Definitely spent the whole book wanting to smush Veronica and Stoker’s faces together. Kind of developed an extremely soft spot for Tiberius, despite the fact he’s kind of a shitstick. Definitely still trash for this series.
"Don't be understanding and accommodating. It is upsetting."
I admit to ...more
The positives first: This was definitely an improvement upon the previous two books in this series. The mystery was engaging, complex and very personal for many of the main characters. There were finally developments in Veronica and Stoker's relationship and I definitely enjoyed my overall reading experience. Tiberius' character is also great and I definitely want to see more of him in the future.
However, this book has also made the pacing issues of this overall series glaringly ...more
Lord Templton-Vane has taken over! This story is all about his secret past, his sins, his pain.
Beyond the wit and sexual tension the series is known for the murder mystery was particularly good.
I look forward to the next adventure featuring the infamous murders in Whitechapel and finding out what (who) happened to Lady C.
What it's about: It is late 1888 when, after a long absence, Veronica Speedwell returns to London and Stoker. Even though she's just come home, it seems that Stoker's brother, the Lord Tiberius Templeton-Vane, wants Veronica to ...more
In the case of A Dangerous Collaboration, while the set-up is reminiscent of ...more
Deanna Raybourn delivers mystery and madness at a rapid-fire rate that never quits as ...more
A Dangerous Collaboration is the fourth in the amazing Veronica Speedwell mystery series by Deanna Raybourn! This is definitely a series you need to start at the beginning with, so if you haven’t already be sure to go read the first three books – A Curious Beginning (#1), A Perilous Undertaking (#2), and A Treacherous Curse (#3).
Warning: Possible spoilers for the first three books of the series, but not for this one!
I was really startled ...more
I'm riveted by this series! I'll have to go back and read the first three sometime although I don't feel like I'm missing out by not having read them. Veronica Speedwell is a woman before her time in 1880's England. She can fend for and defend herself quite well, thank you very much. She and Stoker have been on 3 other adventures together, always finding murder and mystery while on scientific business. Veronica is a lepidopterist (butterfly scientist) ...more