Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“What do you mean?” His voice was even and calm, and that is how I knew he was truly angry. A thundering, barking, pillaging Stoker was a happy Stoker. But stillness was the thing that betrayed his deepest rage.
This week I am reading A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn. It is the second Veronica Speedwell mystery. I got this one for review from Penguin's First to Read program. Here is the description from Amazon:
Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries... 

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....


  1. Raybourn is one of my favorite authors! My copy of A Perilous Undertaking is supposed to arrive today, and I've been re-reading A Curious Beginning as I wait. That's what I decided to tease today: http://bit.ly/2j0rTZO

    (my internet glitched and I don't think my first attempt to comment went through - my apologies if it did and I am doubling up.)

  2. Great excerpt! We now know a little about this character. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE MARRIAGE LIE”

  3. I definitely will be reading this one.

  4. I'm intrigued by characters who don't show their anger. They're usually unpredictable, which makes for good reading. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    My Tuesday post features MOONRISE.

  5. I've read about this somewhere else today. Your teaser is quite the grabber — I'd keep reading. Here's the link to my intro/teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1rl

  6. Nice! That's a new to me one! Sounds rather intriguing too!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

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  7. Love this teaser-this book and author and series is so great! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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