Today, Deanna Raybourn releases her eighth Veronica Speedwell book, A Sinister Revenge. In this Victorian mystery, Veronica, her beau Stoker, and his brother Tiberius face cryptic messages and the death of two friends from a group known as the Seven Sinners. The trio attempts to uncover the killer at a reunion party… but it could be far more dangerous than they’d anticipated.
I love a good historical mystery, and I definitely need to get into the Veronica Speedwell series. Like my favorite childhood book series (Nancy Drew!), it seems that it’d be permissible to dive into the Veronica Speedwell series a bit out of order… at least I hope so! A Sinister Revenge looks absolutely intriguing, and I may just have to read it now despite having missed the first seven books! This locked room mystery is sure to be full of surprises and thrills… and hopefully some romance between Veronica and Stoker (I do love those romantic subplots). Of course, I’ll work my way through the whole series eventually!
Find out more about A Sinister Revenge below, and let me know if you’re planning to pick it up. If you’ve already read it, let me know how you liked it in the comments! I’m hoping to read this and the whole series soon, so stay tuned for my reviews.
Veronica must find and stop a devious killer when a group of old friends is targeted for death in this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–nominated author Deanna Raybourn.
Veronica’s natural-historian beau, Stoker, has been away in Bavaria for months and their relationship is at an impasse. But when Veronica shows up before him with his brother, Tiberius, Lord Templeton-Vane, he is lured back home by an intriguing job offer: preparing an iguanodon for a very special dinner party.
Tiberius has received a cryptic message—along with the obituaries of two recently deceased members of his old group of friends, the Seven Sinners—that he too should get his affairs in order. Realizing he is in grave danger but not knowing why, he plans a reunion party for the remaining Sinners at his family estate to lure the killer out while Veronica and Stoker investigate.
As the guests arrive and settle in, the evening’s events turn deadly. More clues come to light, leading Veronica, Stoker, and Tiberius to uncover a shared past among the Sinners that has led to the fatal present. But the truth might be far more sinister than what they were prepared for.
Get the Book
You can buy A Sinister Revenge here – it’s available as a hardcover, ebook, and audiobook.
|A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn|
|Series||Veronica Speedwell Mystery (#8)|
|Genre||Historical Mystery; Historical Romance|
|Number of Pages||320|
|Original Publication Date||March 7, 2023|
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Deanna Raybourn is a 6th-generation Texan with a degree in English and history from UTSA. Her novels have been nominated for numerous awards including the Edgar, RT Reviewers’ Choice, the Agatha, two Dilys Winns, and the Last Laugh. She launched a Victorian mystery series featuring intrepid butterfly-hunter Veronica Speedwell in 2015. This Edgar-nominated series is ongoing. Her first contemporary thriller, KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE, chronicles the adventures of four female assassins who must band together against the organization that would rather see them dead than let them retire.
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