A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3) by Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate e...

Details A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)

TitleA Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Historical Mystery

Reviews A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    4.5 STARS Finally! If you're a fan of Veronica and Stoker but haven't read the latest installment surrounding their adventures yet, you'll be pleased to hear this was a nearly perfect read. Without spoiling the plot, we have officially come full circle back to Stoker's past and many secrets from the previous two novels are revealed in the third. I found my emotional attachment to our main characters deepened through this adventure, as there was m...
  • Melisa
    Veronica Speedwell is back, the little spitfire!Deanna Raybourn can write authentic historical dialogue so beautifully. The language! It just gets me. And the characters she crafts are so wonderful. Veronica is truly going down as one of my all time favorites, she is such an atypical Victorian little saucy, feisty spitfire. Egyptology plays a large role in the story, it is something I knew to be popular during this time but didn’t know much abo...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    4.5 Stars!Sometimes it is easy to forget how much you love two characters until you are immersed back into their world and then all those old feelings and thoughts about them resurface and you remember why this is one of your most favorite series and some of your most favorite people.Veronica and Stoker are those people for me. This series is just so much fun with the Victorian old world London setting, mystery, and of course the adventures that ...
  • Sara (sarawithoutanH)
    I LOVE THIS SERIES. Somewhere along the way this has become one of my favorite series. I love Veronica and Stoker so goddamn much. If they don't kiss in the next book I'm going to fUCKING DIE. I'd describe this series as Bones meets Sherlock Holmes. If you're looking for something with extremely intelligent characters (they're both scientists), slow burn romance, Victorian wit, and the intrigue of Sherlock, this is for you. Me every second of rea...
  • Riley
    i need the next book right. now.
  • Cindy Burnett
    Veronica Speedwell ranks at the top of my favorite female protagonist list with Maggie Hope and Ruby Proulx. Veronica is witty, brilliant, likeable and outspoken, and Stoker is the perfect sidekick for her. A Treacherous Curse focuses more on Stoker and his dark and mysterious past, and Veronica and Stoker tackle a mystery that is interesting but a little drawn out. While I really enjoyed A Treacherous Curse, my favorite in the series is still A ...
  • Juli
    A Treacherous Curse is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell series. I absolutely love the main character in this series. Veronica is intelligent, outspoken and strong. Readers looking for a series featuring a strong, female main character will love this series! This third book focuses on Stoker Templeton-Vane. His former partner has disappeared from a dig site along with a priceless artifact from the tomb. Unfortunately, the item is allegedly...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Storywise do I think this is the strongest and most interesting one so far in this series. Not that the previous two books have been bad, more that I found this book mystery to be much more fascinating to read about, with a less obvious ending than the previous book. This is not a series that you have to read in order to enjoy, but it's a marvelous series so reading in order may be more fun would I think.Veronica Speedway is such a wonderful char...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Because there is no power on earth that could make me abandon our friendship. There is no deed you could confess so dark that it would make me forsake you. This book is well-paced, well-written and highly engaging. It keeps you guessing from start to finish, trying to put together all the pieces of a rather convoluted puzzle. Veronica Speedwell is undoubtedly one of my favorite heroines of all time. Intelligent, determined, confident, independent...
  • Dianne
    Fun, quirky and just shy of “evah-so-propah,” A TREACHEROUS CURSE by Deanna Raybourn is Victorian mystery and adventure at its most entertaining. An ancient mummy’s curse seems to be claiming the members of an Egyptian expedition and the plucky Veronica Speedwell is on the case. A man from Stoker’s past has gone missing, as has a priceless artifact from the tomb of an Egyptian princess. Is this part of the curse? Is Anubis actually walkin...
  • Ceki
    “Because there is no power on earth that could make me abandon our friendship. There is no deed you could confess so dark that it would make me forsake you. You said of us once that we were quicksilver and the rest of the world mud. We are alike, shaped by Nature in the same mold, and whatever that signifies, it means that to spurn each other would be to spit in the face of whatever deity has seen fit to bring us together. We are the same, and ...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 starsDeanna Raybourn continues her series of late-Victorian historical mysteries featuring the intrepid lepidopterist Veronica Speedwell and her piratically handsome, enigmatic associate, Revelstoke Templeton-Vane (Stoker) in A Treacherous Curse.  The big draw of this third instalment was the prospect of at last getting to know more about Stoker’s chequered – and sometimes heartbreaking...
  • Lady Wesley
    4.5 stars. Funny, moving, exciting, and deftly plotted -- until one twist toward the end struck me as too unlikely to be believed.If you enjoyed Julia and Brisbane in Deanna Raybourn's excellent Lady Julia series, you will probably like Veronica and Stoker, although they are a totally different couple. Both are mysteries with a touch of romance. I would recommend that you read the first two installments of Veronica Speedwell mysteries before tack...
  • Hollis
    Snuck this in pretty close to the wire to wrap up 2017. And what a way to go!"I won't kill a man on his knees.""There, you see? Stoker has standards."Right now my brain is just kind of an endless happy-pained shriek (ala the snapchat voice filter) because of that ending. I was sort've warned and I thought I could handle it but oh god I couldn't. I lost it. Raybourn is wicked, totally wicked, and I have to respect her for toying with the fangirls ...
  • Giedre
    4.5/5“What is it about the pair of you that you must be so contrary?”“What is it about the rest of the world that it cannot take us as we are?”This series is my new Victorian mystery crack. The dynamic between Veronica and Stoker? Looove it. Definitely my favourite thing about this series. I think I might read all three of them again later this year, because I can't wait for the fourth book to come out.
  • Marla
    Veronica and Stoker are some of my favorite characters. She's a spunky woman in the late 1800's who doesn't care what people think about her. She will go out in public in pants, will tell people what she thinks and will have sex outside of a marriage. this is another great murder mystery to the series. Lots of twists and guessing going on. Definitely recommend this entire series.
  • Mei
    Another very good story with Veronica and Stoker! I love these two!And add to that the Egyptian angle and you got me! I'm easy that way! LOL
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Veronica Speedwell is one of my favorite characters. She is brazen, witty and a free thinker. The banter, and teasing she tortures Stoker with making them the ideal pair. While romantic notions are hinted at between them, the case takes front and center. Each book contains a new mystery, but I recommend starting at the beginning of the series for character development, relationships and because they are fantastic historical mysteries!A mummy cu...
  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    If you could bottle fun, it would end up being a Veronica Speedwell novel. I know this makes no sense but that's kind of the point, because it's similar to the books. Yes, there are many coincidences here that lead to the conclusion of the case, but quite frankly, I don't care because it's fun. I was sent this arc a few months ago and waited to read until it's a bit closer to the publication date in January and it was hard to wait. I loved the pr...
  • Lena
    Veronica and Revelstoke are one of my of all time favorite literary couples. The pain.The fight.The intelligence.The burning unspoken passion!Deanna Raybourn, you have my number.Reread: Less than a month was too soon for this reread. The unsightly characters stood out and distracted me from enjoying the main characters. On the bright side, waiting for the next book to arrive in March no longer feels unendurable.
  • The Lit Bitch
    I’ve had my eye on this book since before it even had a title! I finished the second book and immediately started counting the days until this one was going to be released.Fortunately I had the good luck to be approved for an ARC in Oct, because I literally don’t think I could have waited for the release in Jan 2018!I would be lying if I said that I didn’t feel somewhat disappointed in this book, and for one reason only–the relationship b...
  • Heather Harrington
    I’ve quickly become obsessed with this series and now it’s one of my favorites. It’s such a fun mix of adventure, witty banter and mystery. I also really love the relationship between Veronica and Stoker and the way they play off one another, and I need the next book like right now.
  • Betty
    This is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell series and I am delighted to share my review. We learned more about Stroker, her partner. A past colleague has returned to England from an Egyptian expedition and has disappeared. Since Stroker is known to dislike him, it is fear that his past will examine in the papers and bring to light his connection with Veronica. Veronica feels she must explore his connection to this colleague and his wife. Wi...
  • Liz
    I will save you the time and not rave on again about this book or the series. I will simply say, if you enjoy adventure, mystery, humor, fabulous characters, and a historical setting, then FOR THE LOVE OF GOD READ THESE BOOKS.There. That wasn't so bad, was it?
  • Mimi
    Still consistently good, still a lot of fun. This is easily becoming one of my favorite series.
  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
    Another delightful adventure with Veronica Speedwell and the delicious Revelstoke Templeton- Vane aka "Stoker" in which our intrepid duo encounters an Egyptian curse and Stoker's personal demons are finally laid to rest. I love the character development in this one and the slow burn in their relationship which is moving steadily to a well deserved and glorious HEA. 4.5 stars
  • Sophia
    After starting to make a name for themselves when it comes to landing themselves in the middle of murder investigation adventures, Veronica and Stoker are faced with something a bit more in an Egyptian curse, a missing crown of jewels and a case that brings thing too close to home for Stoker. I was thrilled to get back into the series with this sparkling intrepid pair.A Treacherous Curse is book three in the Veronica Speedwell series. This series...
  • Kira
    3.5 starsMy favorite book in the series so far. Someone from Stoker's past disappeared. There were implications that he may have been involved. To keep his name from being tarnished again, he and Veronica set out to discover what really happened. The case was strongly tied to Stoker's past. All of the details of his heartbreak and his ruination in the eyes of society were explained. These were the things that made Stoker into the man he is. Final...
  • Amy Leigh
    This is a fantastic Victorian England mystery steeped with murder, intrigue and tension. I have not read the first two books in this series. I didn't know it was a part of a series when I requested it from NetGalley- I just loved the description! It was so well written and had me guessing who the bad guy was til the very end. The two main characters are amazing and you wish you could meet them in real life. Veronica and Stoker are cataloging a pr...