An Unexpected Peril
January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club—an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women—Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she ass ...more
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This book was so good! I have been a fan of this series from the start and I think that these books just keep getting better and better. Veronica and Stoker are both awesome as always but I loved seeing the changes in their relationship and how they have grown together through everything. There was even a scene or two that might have melted my heart more than a bit. The mystery was very well done and I continue to be entertained by the situations this pair seems to find themselve ...more
Ultimately this wasn't a bad addition to ...more
This book is quite satisfying like the other installments. There is still amazing sizzling chemistry, smart banters between characters make you squ ...more
I struggled with the last one. And this just could not get off the ground.
Veronica’s irreverence came across as selfish and harpy. Even while she had someone else to think about she was focused on “adventure” and herself. It felt like she hadn’t grown or changed or improved since the first book - and that was disappointing.
The “mystery” was far-fetched and uncomfortable - and awful reason to throw away an amazing man.
I’m done with this series.
Thank you to Netgalley and t ...more
It is always nice to slide back into Veronica and Stoker's world. This duo is one of my all-time favourites and in this sixth book of the series, trouble once again finds the pair in the middle of a murder as well as the mystery of a missing princess. Naturally.
This story has foul play, a princess impersonator and a murrrrder with a gaggle of suspects and the threat of an international incident t'boot. Yes, it is all that and a bag of crisps. The mystery takes the main stage with Veronica and St ...more
I admit this was my first foray into the Veronica Speedwell universe, so even though I found myself plopped in the middle of the series, it didn't diminish my enjoyment of the story at all. Sure, some development details between the mains may have flown over my head but th ...more
I LOVE this series. This is another fabulous installment of the historical mystery adventures of Speedwell and Stoker. (Yes- you must read them in order.)
Veronica Speedwell is my favorite kind of character: smart, quick-tongued, vivacious, and loyal.. She knows who she is and won't sacrifice that based on other peoples expectations. She is full of moxie and gumption. I wi ...more
Publication Date: 3/2/21
Number of Pages: 336
We’re off on another mysterious adventure with Veronica Speedwell and Revelstoke (Stoker)Templeton-Vane (I love his name). The Curiosity Club is preparing an exhibition dedicated to mountaineering in general and the famed female mountaineer Alice Baker-Greene in particular. Alice recently fell to her death while climbing to the summit of the Teufelstreppe, which is located in the tiny country of the Alpenwald. Stoker and Ve ...more
Deanna Raybourn’s AN UNEXPECTED PERIL once again pits Veronica against the forces of evil and proves that she has what i ...more
And while I did like this newest installment, it felt different from past installments and I have to be honest, I didn't always like Veronica. At times she felt selfish, petulant and downright horrible in c ...more
Got approved for an ARC a week or two ago, so I'll probably give dive in sometime after the New Year!
Alright, this book already sounds more promising than the last one. Thus, I am hoping it will live up to my overall high expectations for this series! ...more
Veronica and Stoker are worki ...more
I've enjoyed this series and I was really excited to be approved for an ARC for this one. Great read and I had no idea who was behind everything until the reveal. Can't wait for the next one to see what sort of trouble Veronica and Stoker find themselves in! ...more
What a fun read! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an advance copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
While assembling items for the exhibition Stoker and Veronica notice some incongruities that lead them to believe Alice Baker-Gr ...more
An Unexpected Peril comes after Stoker and Veronica have admitted and acted upon their lo ...more
An Unexpected Peril is the sixth in the series and could be read standalone, but is even better when read in the series order to unders ...more
I'll start by saying thank you to NetGalley for providing me an ARC in return for a fair and honest review. I'm extremely invested in the characters in this series and I honestly don't think that any of their adventures could be boring at this point. In this sixth installment, Stoker and Veronica are investigating the potential murder of a fellow Curiosity Club member. In doing so, Veronica discovers that she looks very much like the Crown Princess of the Alpenwald, paving the way for her to ste...more
In this one Veronica and Stoker are helping with an exhibit for a lady mountaineer who was killed on the mountains she loved to climb. While they are setting things up they are rummaging through some of her things and Stoker notices something about the rope that seems like it could be that the lady was murdered instead of it being an accident. Something Stoker later wishes he wouldn’t have said because once Vero ...more
An Unexpected Peril is the sixth book in the Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn. I adore the series and the leading characters and Stoke her so much.
""Are you listening, Veronica?" Stoker demanded.
"Not in the slightest," I assured him cheerfully.
This Installment in the series brings a mystery that Veronica jumps head first into while Stoker is much more hesitant. A suspicious death of a female pioneering mountain climber and a missing for ...more
I have been reading Veronica and Stoker's adventures since they started! We never know what our unconventional Victorian couple is going to encounter. In An Unexpected Peril, we meet the Princess of Alpenward, a fictional country, and investigate the death of famed female climber, Alice Baker-Greene.
I enjoyed the beginning and end of this novel, but felt the middle moved a bit too slow. There were a bit too many characters from ...more