A Murderous Relation 
Deanna Raybourn
FOn Sale Date: March 10, 2020
Hardcover  | 320 pages


Veronica Speedwell navigates a dark world of scandal and murder in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, known as the Club de l’Etoile, and the proprietess, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel from the club before scandal can break.

Worse yet, London is gripped by hysteria in the autumn of 1888, terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper–and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible.

Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Aurore’s high class brothel, where another body soon turns up. Many secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family–and it’s up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it’s too late for all of them.

All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication.

London, 1888. A royal scandal, a murdered madame, and the most notorious serial killer in history call Veronica Speedwell to the aide of the royal family yet again. 

Veronica Speedwell and Stoker Templeton-Vane have courted around their passionate feelings.

It’s Autumn, and the lepidopterist adventuring Veronica Speedwell, steps off a train from Cornwall straight into a London who is being terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

A Murderous Relation is the 5th for Deanna Raybourn’s daring heroine aided as always by natural historian, explorer, and taxidermist Stoker. Veronica is the unacknowledged daughter of the Prince of Wales while Stoker is the son of a viscount

A late Victorian tale of frolicking, murder with lots of mayhem, these two detectives will delve into a case involving the royal family in a sordid scandal.

The joy of seeing these two highly eccentric characters working again together as they launch investigation into a could be heist which leads them into a world that Veronica has no knowledge of. but she is all intrigued to explore.

With each revelation they uncover, they are brought further into a web of deceit and treachery where their well being is threatened. A Murderous Relation is the fifth book in the Veronica Speedwell series and this story is a game changer in many ways.

Once again Deanna Raybourn, has written a positively enthralling, riveting tale.

a true page turner of book

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