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  • An Unexpected Peril

  • A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, Book 6
  • Written by: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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An Unexpected Peril

Written by: Deanna Raybourn
Narrated by: Angèle Masters
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Publisher's Summary

A princess is missing and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club - an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women - Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela's chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves - and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears.

Having noted Veronica's resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica's own family - the royalty who has never claimed her.

©2021 Deanna Raybourn (P)2021 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“Oodles of diverse characters add extra interest to a knotty mystery.” (Kirkus Reviews)
 

“Fans of feisty Victorian heroines will hope Veronica has a long career.” (Publishers Weekly

“Raybourn has again crafted a delightful mystery that balances Veronica’s growth and maturity with her undeterrable, adventurous spirit.” (Booklist

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Another great one.

I love this series so much. The mystery and the humor are always so good. I want more!

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Enjoyable

The narrator is perfect for these stories - An excellent mystery but the story also delves more into Veronica’s and stokers relationship

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I love it in spite of myself

"I'm not like other girls. I drink aguardiente, chase butterflies, and stab people with the minutien in my reticule" - Veronica Speedwell

The narrator is spot on for Veronica. She sounds exactly the way I expect Veronica would sound.

I don't think I would want to meet Veronica if she existed in real life - but I love reading about her exploits. Many aspects of this story felt a bit far fetched to me - but it was highly entertaining and I greatly enjoyed it in spite of myself.

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This series is a must read

Another amazing book in this series and am extremely looking forward to the next one! The Author & the Narrator are my absolute favourite, and they make me feel as if I am in the story right beside the main characters. Well Done :)

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Great listen as always!

I've really enjoyed this series. The push and pull between the hero & heroine is fabulous. The story lines are always unique and hold my attention throughout the entire listen. Narrator does a great job. She understands how to deliver both the humour and emotional aspects.

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Highly recommend this series

Whenever I'm at a loss for what to listen to next, I get the next Veronica Speedwell adventure. I am never disappointed.. Especially enjoyable is having to google items that are referred to in the series. I've been both entertained and educated, thanks to Ms. Raybourn!

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OUTSTANDING!!!

I simply can not get enough of this series. I just can't wait for the next book which I have pre-ordered. Such a good listen and once again I highly recommend it.

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Love this series

Great female protagonist and fun adventure! The voice acting is also spectacular with woman sounding like woman and men sounding like men! Great work

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Fabulous Series

I absolutely love this series. The author, voice actor and story are amazing. Thank you.

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