A Murderous Relation
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I'M GOING TO START BURNING STUFF SOON TO RELEASE THE SEXUAL TENSION!
SIDE NOTE: I feel Veronica become proud of me everytime I convince someone to read the book and OMG I've gotten so many people into it! Ga!
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I would like the sequel now. Thank you. ...more
The characters, the setting, the mystery, I have always enjoyed the artful combination of it all. This book still technically has all those elements, but they feel uncharacteristically diminished. And if I am being honest, which I always strive to be in all my book reviews, the mystery/problem this time around is rather lackluster. The ...more
In A Murderous Relation, they are asked to help Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk (what a name!) to avoid a potential scandal with the monarchy.
The scandal? Prince Albert Victor visits a private club in London, the Club de l’Etoile, and the owner, Madame Aurora, has received a high dollar gift from none other than the prince. The assignment from Lady Wellie is for Veronica and Stoker to grab the jewel before the news breaks.
But at the s ...more
For various reasons, the last two books in this much beloved series have just not done it for me. Book four because of what I felt were out-of-character behaviours for characters I had grown to love so much, and in book five, it's the mystery. This book had a lot of expectation riding on it because of where things ended in the previous i ...more
This series is the first historical mystery series that I ever fell in love with, and that love will endure. Veronica and Stoker are the perfect will-they-won't-they, crime fighting Victorian couple out there!
"[...] you are clearly destined for adventure. And I am destined for you."
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The Five: Earlier this year I read The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold about the fiv ...more
I wanted to give this at least 4 stars with every fiber of my being but this book was so disappointing. This was my least favorite by far. I waited so long for Veronica and Stoker to be together and I was really let down by how it came about. 🥺The mystery also seemed very similar to other books in the ...more
so. this one. first off, i was like whyyy are you two being like that, you weirdos. secondly, it moved a bit slowly for me and the mystery wasn't *as* captivating. in fact, sometimes i was quite confused and am very thankful we get th ...more
This was a fantastic installment in a much-loved series! This is the fifth book in the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries series which is a series that is best read in order. I have been with Veronica since the beginning and am finding that I like this series more and more with each installment. I read this book in just a couple of days and found it to be incredibly entertaining. I really had a great time with this book.
I have grown to love ...more
It is so entertaining, fun, enchanting, and filled with all the things historical, mystery, and romance lovers adore. It has just about everything one could ask for in a good read. From lovable characters, to a well written mystery, to the heart pounding, heart melting relationships and hint of romance. This series is a stand out series is any genre you want to put it.
And even better, the books jus ...more
Anyhow, this is a favorite series of mine, I was quite looking forward to reading it and I loved to once again step into Veronica and ...more
I looks like the Royals are back to ask Veronica and Stoker for their help in stopping another potential scandal! Color me surprised.
While the dynamic duo are planning, plotting, bantering, and working on the exhibit- there is unrest in London due to the recent string of murders by a serial killer. (IE Jack the Ripper) While this is not the main focus of this book-the murders are a back drop for the political and personal stirrings of resentment around England.
With the thought of a scandal ...more
Oh, I just loved this one! Since Veronica is being honest with her feelings for Stoker, and Stoker shows in every way that Veronica is it for him, I’m not stressing or feeling frustration over their romance. There was a sensual quality to one of the situations they find themselves in and the sexual tension between Stoker and Veronica was palpable at times! Loved it!
However, this one had me on the edge for different reasons. The situation Veronica and Stoker get into was dice ...more
Over the course of the series, everything about it hast just slowly lost its appeal to me. The mysteries are perfunctory and steeped in plot convenience that serves no larger purpose. There's ...more
Thank you Berkley and Edelweiss for this advance copy. And thank you Deanna Raybourn for writing my first favorite book of 2020.
Ooh! Such a delicious addition to the Veronica Speedwell mystery series from the pen of gifted and imaginative writer, Deanna Raybourn. The year is 1888; the setting - an anxious London, as Jack the Ripper runs unchecked through its streets. Our derring-do protagonist, Veronica, along with her protective and magnificent specimen of the male species, Stoker, have been called back to London by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerc, after their recent harrowing adventure down in Cornwall. Lady ...more
I'll admit. When Jack the Ripper was first mentioned, I had to roll my eyes and sigh because his rep is seriously overblown. Thankfully, the story only used that as a jumping ...more
Oh My! That unresolved attraction between Veronica and Stoker. I can hardly bear the tension. Veronica shares that. Moments of seething awareness has appeared between them constantly, only to be shelved as something or someone rudely interrupts. Even here Veronica complains to herself at a key moment, "This was not the time for erotic pursuits, I told myself severely. We had a mystery to solve and would need all of our wits about us. There would be ample opportunity la ...more
Veronica and Stoker have been through all sorts of hair-raising escapades by this point. They’re each strong, opinionated, and stubborn, but also fiercely devoted to one another and to helping those in need. Being highly intelligent natural scientists is just icing on the cake.
The story in book #5 picks up a couple of weeks af ...more
Jack the Ripper, the Prince, scandal and kidnapping, oh my! Raybourn certainly kept us busy with this engaging murder-mystery.
Veronica and Stoker are asked to retrieve an item and politely refuse, that is until Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk falls ill and they lear ...more
I never know what to say about this series. Putting aside that it's the fifth in the series and I don't want to potentially spoil anyone, I think I just adore Veronica and Stoker too much, so it would just end up being a cringeworthy praise fest. (Well, that and the fact that I'm lazy and cannot be bothered most of the time.) And to be honest, I've long since stopped pretending I'm capable of being objective about these books. Objectively speaking, I know they're not perfect (they are pret ...more
Deanna Raybourn’s A MURDEROUS RELATION is filled with th ...more