A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
I originally thought this was part of a trilogy, but then I heard an interview with Raybourn and learned that the 4th book was released in March of this year, the 5th will be released March 2020 and she is currently working on the 6th. This is exciting news because I am loving this series!
If you haven’t already, you can read my post about book 1, A Curious Beginning, here.
I love a strong female character. Veronica Speedwell is smart, sassy and quick witted. I love watching her relationship with Stoker blossom and I enjoy how her forthright and candid manner often leaves him flabbergasted and slightly embarrassed.
The Premise: Veronica and Stoker are asked to investigate the murder of an artist named Artemisia. Her lover is currently awaiting execution for her death. Not everyone is so keen to have the issue investigated, causing this investigation to become “A Perilous Undertaking”.
Many things Veronica says make me chuckle, but there is one scene in particular that had me laughing out loud. The interaction between Veronica and Stoker was utterly priceless when they find themselves within a secret room full of sex toys and other apparatices used for sexual pleasure. It’s in chapter 12…in case you’re looking for it!
If you like humor, mixed with murder mystery, mixed with budding romantic/sexual tension, then you will love this series! I can’t wait to dig into A Treacherous Curse (book 3).
And it’s worth mentioning that this series is OUTSTANDING in audio! Narrator Angele Masters is an absolute treat to listen to!