A Treacherous Curse

A Veronica Speedwell Mystery

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Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy’s curse in this thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries.
 
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 events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.
 
But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything...
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About the author

Deanna Raybourn is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Lady Julia Grey series, currently in development for television; the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries, including A Treacherous CurseA Perilous Undertaking, and A Curious Beginning; and several stand-alone novels. She lives in Virginia with her family.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Jan 16, 2018
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780698198401
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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Rediscover this captivating tale set against the lush, exotic European colonial outposts of the 1920s. New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn delivers the story of one woman who embarks upon a journey to see the world—and ends up finding intrigue, danger and a love beyond all reason.

Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke never expected to see her husband, adventurer Gabriel Starke, ever again. They had been a golden couple, enjoying a whirlwind courtship amid the backdrop of a glittering social set in prewar London until his sudden death with the sinking of the Lusitania. Five years later, beginning to embrace life again, Evie embarks upon a flight around the world, collecting fame and admirers along the way. In the midst of her triumphant tour, she is shocked to receive a mysterious—and recent—photograph of Gabriel, which brings her ambitious stunt to a screeching halt.

With her eccentric aunt Dove in tow, Evie tracks the source of the photo to the ancient City of Jasmine, Damascus. There she discovers that nothing is as it seems. Danger lurks at every turn, and at stake is a priceless relic, an artifact once lost to time and so valuable that criminals will stop at nothing to acquire it—even murder. Leaving the jeweled city behind, Evie sets off across the punishing sands of the desert to unearth the truth of Gabriel’s disappearance and retrieve a relic straight from the pages of history.

Along the way, Evie must come to terms with the deception that parted her from Gabriel and the passion that will change her destiny forever….

Originally published in 2014

Un marido, una familia, una vida hogareña: todo ello aterra a Theodora Lestrange Theodora deja atrás Edimburgo, y a un pretendiente desilusionado, con una pequeña herencia y sus tres únicos vestidos. Pone rumbo a Rumanía, un lugar donde aún se cuentan entre susurros historias de vampiros, para visitar a una vieja amiga y escribir el libro con el que va a lograr ser una mujer independiente de verdad. El castillo situado en los Cárpatos al que llega es un lugar imponente y deteriorado repleto de excéntricos habitantes: la achacosa condesa viuda, el pesaroso administrador, su temerosa amiga Cosmina... pero ninguno de ellos alcanza el oscuro encanto del conde Andrei Dragulescu, el amo del castillo. Andrei resulta desconcertante y cautivador a partes iguales, es un noble adusto que aviva la imaginación de Theodora y despierta en ella pasiones innegables e imposibles de ocultar. Es un hombre de un magnetismo superlativo que ejerce un dominio absoluto sobre el supersticioso pueblo, y ella podría convertirse en una más de las muchas personas que tiene a sus pies. Antes de finalizar su estancia allí y de terminar de escribir su novela, Theodora va a encontrar cosas extrañas y terribles a la par que seductoras. Obsesionarse con algo puede llegar a ser funesto, y ella corre el peligro de acabar siendo víctima de algo más que el deseo. Con una potente y peculiar voz, Deanna Raybourn crea personajes inolvidables en un mundo detallado con profusión. Una narración apasionante. Nora Roberts
Return to the beginning of Deanna Raybourn's adored Lady Julia Grey's Victorian mystery series, and be carried off by adventure in this first-time digital collection.



SILENT IN THE GRAVE: Book 1



The darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives threatening letters from an unknown source. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, the late Sir Edward's wife Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise, following a trail of clues that lead her to ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.



SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY: Book 2



Fresh from a trip to Italy, Lady Julia returns to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends. Much to her surprise, the one man she had hoped to forget—the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane—is among the houseguests. But the homecoming celebrations quickly take a ghastly turn when one of the guests is found brutally murdered. Lady Julia resumes her unlikely and deliciously intriguing partnership with Nicholas Brisbane, setting out to unravel a tangle of deceit before the killer can strike again.



SILENT ON THE MOOR: Book 3



In Grimsgrave Hall, Nicholas Brisbane has inherited a ruined estate, replete with uncanny tenants and one unwanted houseguest: Lady Julia Grey. Lady Allenby and her daughters, dependent upon Brisbane and devastated by their fall in society, seem adrift, powerless to change their fortunes. But poison does not discriminate between classes, and a mystery unfolds from the rotten heart of Grimsgrave. Lady Julia may have to solve this particular one alone, as Brisbane appears inextricably tangled in its heinous twists and turns. But blood will out, and before spring comes, Lady Julia will have uncovered a long-buried legacy of malevolence and evil.
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