Review: A Murderous Relations (Veronica Speedwell #5) by Deanna Raybourn

Title: A Murderous Relations
Series: Veronica Speedwell #5
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: March 10th, 2020
Page Length: 320
Genre: Historical | Mystery | Romance
Age Range: Adult
Rating: 4.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

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 proprietess, 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.


Thanks to Edelweiss and Berkley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was unable to put this book down and found every excuse to read it. I had to know what happened. I wanted to know the connections and the reasonings, who everyone was and how it would be solved. I find it really hard to truly review any Veronica Speedwell book in any intelligible manner – all I want to do is scream “yes, go read it! if you do not love it, what is wrong with you?”.

Veronica and Stoker are my absolute favourite duo to be around and absolutely lover their banter. And the banter is not just between those two, but throughout a lot of interactions with other characters – whether the banter is from Veronica, Stoker, or both towards another character. The atmosphere that Rayburn is able to put into it made me feel like I was in London.

I absolutely love this series! I absolutely love these characters! I will not be upset if this series magically continues forever!

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