A dangerous collaboration / Deanna Raybourn.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Lured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, the intrepid Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by Lord Templeton-Vane, the brother of her colleague Stoker, to pose as his fiancée at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Malcolm Romilly. But Veronica soon learns that one question hangs over the party: What happened to Rosamund? Three years ago, Malcolm Romilly's bride vanished on their wedding day, and no trace of her has ever been found. Now those who were closest to her have gathered, each a possible suspect in her disappearance. From the poison garden kept by Malcolm's sister to the high towers of the family castle, the island's atmosphere is full of shadows, and danger lurks around every corner. Determined to discover Rosamund's fate, Veronica and Stoker match wits with a murderer who has already struck once and will not hesitate to kill again....-- Publisher's description.
    • ISBN:
      9780451490711
      0451490711
    • Accession Number:
      2018043155
    • Accession Number:
      on1041788986
      1041788986
    • Accession Number:
      fay.641276
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    • ABNT:
      RAYBOURN, D. A dangerous collaboration. [s.l.] : Berkley, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Raybourn D. A Dangerous Collaboration. Berkley; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.641276. Accessed October 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Raybourn, D. (2019). A dangerous collaboration. Berkley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.641276
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Raybourn, Deanna. 2019. A Dangerous Collaboration. Veronica Speedwell Mystery. Berkley. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.641276.
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      Raybourn, D. (2019) A dangerous collaboration. Berkley (Veronica Speedwell mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.641276 (Accessed: 21 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Raybourn, D 2019, A dangerous collaboration, Veronica Speedwell mystery, Berkley, viewed 21 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Raybourn, Deanna. A Dangerous Collaboration. Berkley, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.641276.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Raybourn, Deanna. A Dangerous Collaboration. Veronica Speedwell Mystery. Berkley, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.641276.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Raybourn D. A dangerous collaboration [Internet]. Berkley; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 21]. (Veronica Speedwell mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.641276

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1

*Starred Review* As anyone familiar with Veronica Speedwell knows, the spirited lepidopterologist only indulges in romantic dalliances when she travels—and only with non-Englishmen. But lately, the sexual tension between Veronica and her colleague, Stoker, has become too much! To escape it, Veronica flees. When she returns six months later, she still finds Stoker irresistible, so she flees again—this time at the invitation of Stoker's brother. In exchange for a rare specimen of butterfly, she agrees to pose as his fiancée when he visits an old friend, Malcolm Romilly. Stoker, uninvited, joins, and when they arrive, they realize Malcolm Romilly's mansion is haunted by the three-year mystery of his bride, who went missing on their wedding night. Did she commit suicide? Is she in hiding? Was she murdered? Veronica decides to find out, exploring the mansion's most intriguing secrets—hidden passageways, a poison garden, a salaciously illustrated harpsichord. Raybourn's latest mystery is as lively and adventurous as the previous installment (A Treacherous Curse, 2018). Although Veronica's clever, scientific instincts continue to help her decipher clues and read people's motivations, she is more introspective as she sorts out her own feelings, adding vulnerability to an already dynamic heroine. Positively excellent, or—as Veronica would say—"Excelsior!" Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 October #1

Posing as the fiancée of colleague Stoker's brother, who wants someone familiar by his side at Lord Malcolm Romilly's house party, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell lands on an island off Cornwall. Sounds glam, but the party guests are all connected to Romilly's wife, Rosamund, who vanished on their wedding day, and things soon get spooky. Fourth in a series after A Treacherous Curse; Raybourn also does the New York Times best-selling Lady Julia Grey series.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2019 March #1

In the fourth entry of this historical mystery series (after A Treacherous Curse), Victorian-era sleuth Veronica Speedwell and Tiberius, the brother of Veronica's colleague Stoker, head to a weekend house party on a remote island off the coast of Cornwall. Tiberius bribes her with the promise of a rare butterfly to add to her collection and suggests they pose as an engaged couple, to preserve her reputation. Temporarily on the outs with Stoker, Veronica agrees to the scheme, but naturally Stoker shows up. Turns out they are all really there to investigate the disappearance of their host's wife, who vanished three years earlier on her wedding day. Did Rosamund run away or was she murdered? Tiberius, who had secretly been in love with her, needs to know what happened. Veronica fearlessly dives in, as usual ignoring all the warning signs. VERDICT As there's little substance to the mystery, readers can concentrate on the slowly developing relationship between the fiercely independent Veronica and Stoker, who is still reeling from his wife's betrayal. Those new to the series should read the books in order. [See Prepub Alert, 9/10/18.]—Laurel Bliss, San Diego State Univ. Lib.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 January #1

In March 1888, Veronica Speedwell agrees to accompany Tiberius, Viscount Templeton-Vane, to a windswept Cornish isle, the home of a rare butterfly, in Raybourn's deliciously gothic fourth mystery featuring the adventurous lepidopterist (after 2018's A Treacherous Curse). Incidentally, Veronica hopes to sort out her disturbing feelings for Tiberius's brother, Revelstoke "Stoker" Templeton-Vane—a plan that's complicated when Stoker invites himself along. St. Maddern's Isle is owned by Tiberius's oldest friend, Malcolm Romilly, whose bride, Rosamund, disappeared three years earlier, on their wedding day. In order to finally discover what has become of Rosamund, Malcolm has gathered everyone who was present on the day she went missing: his estranged family, his long-time staff, and Tiberius, who harbored a secret passion for the mysterious Rosamund. Over several stormy days, Veronica and Stoker discover that everyone is concealing painful secrets and ulterior motives. A brooding castle, rain-lashed windows, hidden passages, and a séance all contribute to a delightfully creepy tale with twists that would make Daphne Du Maurier proud. Agent: Pam Hopkins, Hopkins Literary Assoc. (Mar.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.