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Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task - saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week's time if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems, and unmasking her true identity is only the first of the many secrets Veronica must uncover. Together with her natural historian colleague Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer - a ruthless villain who not only took Artemisia's life in cold blood but is happy to see Ramsforth hang for the crime. From a Bohemian artists' colony to a royal palace to a subterranean grotto with a decadent history, the investigation proves to be a very perilous undertaking indeed.
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By sonia on 06-13-17
What sex? No where is anyone actually having sex.
What made the experience of listening to A Perilous Undertaking the most enjoyable?
Ms. Masters is pretty much spot on. She enunciates, pronounces words properly and has the perfect cadence to tell this type of story. I could tell the difference between characters. She reads very well and I enjoyed her. The story flows.
What other book might you compare A Perilous Undertaking to and why?
A Curious Beginning. To compare it to another author's story is not something I do. To me each author is a separate entity. Apples and oranges thing.
What does Angele Masters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The story isn't convoluted, simple relationship story with a bit of mystery, 19th century humor. Not sure, due to my Veteran PTSD, I cannot read a book anymore. So I can't give my opinion.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
chasing butterflies up a camels butt!
Any additional comments?
I don't understand the reviews about too much sex. No where in the story does anyone have sex. It is talked about and with some explicit descriptions. If you can't handle limited descriptions of sex, not the book for you
25 of 26 people found this review helpful
By Denise on 01-18-17
Can't get enough!!
Love this series!!! I have Deanna's Julia Grey book one in my wish list!
This series is best read in order.
Angele Masters narration is marvelous!!
Veronica and Stoker are wonderful together!! They have such a wonderful relationship. If you like a good mystery with great characters and a series that adds more history of the main characters each book. This is for you.
Good ending no cliff hanger (thank goodness). Still I cannot wait for the next book!!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful