Review: An Unexpected Peril (Veronica Speedwell #6) by Deanna Raybourn

Title: An Unexpected Peril
Series Veronica Speedwell #6
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: March 2nd, 2021
Page Length: 336
Genre: Mystery | Historical | Romance
Age Range: Adult
Rating: 4.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

A princess is missing, and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club—an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women—Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela’s chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves—and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears.

Having noted Veronica’s resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica’s own family—the royalty who has never claimed her. 

Thoughts

There was a big gap between me picking up A Murderous Relations and this one, An Unexpected Peril and I’m so disappointed in myself! I fell in love Veronica and Stoker all over again! Veronica was still her sassy smart self and Stoker was the perfect opposite – there to push each other’s buttons while solving all the mysteries!

The mystery in this one was interesting and how Veronica’s family is involved is once again the best kind of drama! Although I felt I “solved” this one a little earlier than the previous ones, but it was still a great ride. We had a number of returning characters in this one and I loved the ones we got to spend some time with. The pastry chef (sorry I forget his name, but he’s French and funny) and JJ are by far my favourite returning characters.

It’s hard to put to words just how much fun I have during these mysteries. This is by far my favourite cozy mystery series and it take a lot for me not to enjoy them. I don’t know if there was a point that there wasn’t a smile on my face – the joking, the flirting, the tension 🥰. After finishing this one, I quickly picked up the next one (that mini review is coming soon).

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