A Perilous Undertaking : Veronica Speedwell Mysteries

  • by Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by Angele Masters
  • Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries
  • 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times best-selling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries.
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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Much More Sexual Than the First

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book would be better with far less discussion of historic sex toys and orgies.


What does Angele Masters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Master is an impressive narrator. She reads male and female voices so distinctly that it is easy to tell the different characters from each other. Beautiful work.


Any additional comments?

This book is not one I would share with my young teenagers. It was gorier and more prurient than the first novel. This is a plus for some readers, just not my thing.

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- J

Such a disappointment!

I love these characters, and loved the first book of the series. I even went so far as to preorder this sequel, something I have never done before. But I was sorely disappointed. The author, it seems, was absolutely consumed with a single topic while writing this episode: sex. The plot and subplots are about sex, in every imaginable form and several, quite frankly, better unimagined. This is not just the jealous-lover-turned murderer kind of sex. This book is obsessed with intercourse. While we hear about all these goings-on from our heroine in her adorably stilted and downright clinical perspective, still it all boils down to: sex. Lame.
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- Kristy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2017
  • Publisher: Recorded Books