A murderous relation / Deanna Raybourn.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Veronica Speedwell navigates a dark world of scandal and murder in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, known as the Club de l'Etoile, and the proprietress, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel from the club before scandal can break. Worse yet, London is gripped by hysteria in the autumn of 1888, terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper--and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible. Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Aurore's high class brothel, where another body soon turns up. Many secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family--and it's up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it's too late for all of them"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Sequel to: A dangerous collaboration.
    • ISBN:
      9780451490742
      0451490746
    • Accession Number:
      2019043282
    • Accession Number:
      on1105151991
      1105151991
    • Accession Number:
      fay.687895
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    • ABNT:
      RAYBOURN, D. A murderous relation. First edition. [s. l.]: Berkley, 2020. ISBN 9780451490742. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687895. Acesso em: 6 jul. 2020.
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      Raybourn D. A Murderous Relation. First edition. Berkley; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687895. Accessed July 6, 2020.
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      Raybourn D. A Murderous Relation. First edition. Berkley; 2020. Accessed July 6, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687895
    • APA:
      Raybourn, D. (2020). A murderous relation (First edition.). Berkley.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Raybourn, Deanna. 2020. A Murderous Relation. First edition. A Veronica Speedwell Mystery. Berkley. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687895.
    • Harvard:
      Raybourn, D. (2020) A murderous relation. First edition. Berkley (A Veronica Speedwell mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687895 (Accessed: 6 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Raybourn, D 2020, A murderous relation, First edition., A Veronica Speedwell mystery, Berkley, viewed 6 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Raybourn, Deanna. A Murderous Relation. First edition., Berkley, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687895.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Raybourn, Deanna. A Murderous Relation. First edition. A Veronica Speedwell Mystery. Berkley, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687895.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Raybourn D. A murderous relation [Internet]. First edition. Berkley; 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 6]. (A Veronica Speedwell mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687895

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2

New York Times best-selling author Raybourn continues her enthralling Veronica Speedwell series with the much-anticipated fifth installment set in Victorian England. Here, natural-historian Veronica and her colleague Revelstoke Templeton-Vane (aka Stoker) are summoned by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to London in October 1888. Veronica, who is the unacknowledged daughter of the Prince of Wales, meets with her stepmother, Alexandra of Denmark, who seeks her help in preventing what could be a huge scandal involving Alexandra's eldest son, Eddy (Prince Albert Victor), who has given a stately and expensive jewel to the madam of a brothel. Complicating matters, there is much speculation as to whether there is a connection between Eddy and Jack the Ripper. It is up to Victoria and Stoker to sneak into the brothel and steal the jewel before it can be traced to the prince. The charming characters and involving story, together with the smoldering heat between Stoker and Veronica, make this one a highlight in a very popular series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2

New York Times best-selling author Raybourn continues her enthralling Veronica Speedwell series with the much-anticipated fifth installment set in Victorian England. Here, natural-historian Veronica and her colleague Revelstoke Templeton-Vane (aka Stoker) are summoned by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to London in October 1888. Veronica, who is the unacknowledged daughter of the Prince of Wales, meets with her stepmother, Alexandra of Denmark, who seeks her help in preventing what could be a huge scandal involving Alexandra's eldest son, Eddy (Prince Albert Victor), who has given a stately and expensive jewel to the madam of a brothel. Complicating matters, there is much speculation as to whether there is a connection between Eddy and Jack the Ripper. It is up to Victoria and Stoker to sneak into the brothel and steal the jewel before it can be traced to the prince. The charming characters and involving story, together with the smoldering heat between Stoker and Veronica, make this one a highlight in a very popular series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 October

Jack the Ripper is terrorizing London, but Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker have a more immediate problem. Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk wants them to retrieve a costly gift that Prince Albert gave to the proprietress of an establishment he frequents, an exclusive club (read: brothel) called Club de l'Etoile. Next in the USA Today best-selling and Edgar Award-nominated Veronica Speedwell mysteries.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2020 March

Veronica, an unconventional lepidopterist, and Stoker, an aristocratic taxidermist, take on a case at the request of Lady Wellie in October, 1888. Prince Eddy, Queen Victoria's eldest grandson, has been terribly indiscreet, gifting Madame Aurore, owner of a private pleasure house, with expensive jewelry—including a diamond that could be traced back to the royal family. Meanwhile, London is reeling from the gruesome attacks by Jack the Ripper, and Lady Wellie is also worried that the Prince could be involved. Veronica and Stoker aim to retrieve the diamond and go undercover to investigate the killings before scandal erupts. From the quirky beginning, where a tortoise wedding is being planned, to the salacious sex club escapades to the death-defying denouement, the pair of amateur detectives work together to avert royal disgrace, all while navigating the increasing sexual tension between them. Raybourn's (A Dangerous Collaboration) combination of late Victorian history, well-drawn characters, romance, and humor keep the pages turning. VERDICT Fans of the author and Victorian mystery lovers will enjoy this romp and eagerly await another Veronica and Stoker adventure. [See Prepub Alert, 8/19/19.]—Barbara Clark-Greene, Westerly, RI

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PW Reviews 2020 January #4

Veronica Speedwell and Revelstoke "Stoker" Templeton-Vane have finally decided to act on their long-standing attraction to each other when an urgent telegram from friend of the royal family Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk puts romance on hold in Raybourn's rollicking fifth Victorian mystery (after 2019's A Dangerous Collaboration). It's October 1888, and Prince Albert Victor, the heir to the British throne, has given a diamond star marked with his initials to Madame Aurore, who runs the Club de l'Étoile, a "palace for debauchery." Lady Wellingtonia asks the duo to retrieve the gift, which could cause scandal; worse, she has received anonymous letters suggesting that the prince may be involved in the Ripper murders terrorizing London. Stoker and Veronica attend the club's weekly masked ball hoping to find out more. Instead, they encounter the prince dressed up as a woman, Madame Aurore's murdered corpse, and thugs who imprison them in a warehouse. Raybourn delivers fast-paced action, sexual tension, quirky characters, and clever repartee, but she also crafts quiet scenes—most memorably, a meeting with one of the Ripper's future victims—rich with deeper emotion. This entry's bound to win her new fans. Agent: Pam Hopkins, Hopkins Literary Assoc. (Mar.)

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