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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library M RAY (Text) 33500013362728 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library M RAY (Text) 33500013362736 New Checked out 11/06/2021
Hallock Public Library RAY (Text) 35500006466104 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593197271
  • ISBN: 0593197267
  • ISBN: 9780593197264
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2021.

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General Note: Sequel to: A murderous relation.
Summary, etc.: "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 bestselling 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"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 January #1
    The sixth Veronica Speedwell mystery starts with the lepidopterologist and her partner, Stoker, preparing an exhibition for the ladies-only Curiosity Club of which Veronica is a member. One of the club's other members, a skilled mountaineer, recently died while climbing in Alpenwald—a small, alpine country—and the exhibition is meant to both honor her and patch up relations between Alpenwald and England. But when Veronica and Stoker study the exhibition's wares up close, they sense foul play, and soon after Alpenwald's princess, Gisela, goes missing. Veronica bears a striking resemblance to the princess, so when the royal entourage asks Veronica to pose as Gisela for the sake of an important treaty, how can she refuse? Veronica's disguise allows her to pry further into the mystery, and while searching for clues, she also explores her heritage and deepening relationship with Stoker. Raybourn has again crafted a delightful mystery that balances Veronica's growth and maturity with her undeterrable, adventurous spirit, and though Stoker fears for Veronica's safety, he is, as always, by her side every step of the way. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Deanna Raybourn is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Lady Julia Grey series as well as the USA Today bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated Veronica Speedwell Mysteries and several stand-alone works.

Subject: Speedwell, Veronica (Fictitious character) Fiction
Stoker (Fictitious character from Raybourn) Fiction
Women detectives Fiction
Aristocracy (Social class) Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
London (England) History 1800-1950 Fiction
England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901 Fiction
Aristocracy (Social class)
Manners and customs
Missing persons
Murder Investigation
Women detectives
England London
Great Britain
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FICTION / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Genre: Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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