Waiting on Wednesday: A Perilous Undertaking


Author: Deanna Raybourn
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Berkley Books
Genre(s): Teen, young adult, historical fiction, murder mystery, action, adventure, Victorian, mystery. 

London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task—saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman’s noose in a week’s time if Veronica cannot find the real killer.

But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems, and unmasking her true identity is only the first of the many secrets Veronica must uncover. Together with her natural historian colleague Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer—a ruthless villain who not only took Artemisia’s life in cold blood but is happy to see Ramsforth hang for the crime. From a Bohemian artists’ colony to a royal palace to a subterranean grotto with a decadent history, the investigation proves to be a very perilous undertaking indeed....


Why I'm excited for this book:

While I haven't yet read the first book in the Veronica Speedwell series, I am really looking forward to this book. First of all, the cover is absolutely stunning, which always makes me pick up a book to at least read the blurb if not buy it. And this series is a a historical murder mystery which I absolutely adore. Veronica seems like a female Sherlock Holmes with a nose for adventure and trouble which is something I would read the heck out of. I can't wait to read both of the books in this series which I am sure I will fall in love with! 

Buy links:

Amazon  |  Chapters/Indigo  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iBooks  |  Kindle  

Waiting on Wednesday was a spot originally started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which puts a light on upcoming releases that people are excited about. Click the link below to go to the original site. 


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