Thursday 20 August 2020

Audio: A murderous relation by Deanna Raybourn

By: Deanna Raybourn

Narrated by: Angele Masters

Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries, Book 5

Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins

Release date: 03-10-20

Historical mystery


I gave it an audio go, and even if I liked it, well I have read 4 and it was weird jumping in at 5. I might just prefer a real book.

Jack the Ripper is terrorizing London.

Veronica can't stop thinking about Stoker, and finally finally getting him to bed. The attraction between them was through the roof in this one. She had it bad.

Her father's family contacts her about a case.

There is mystery, drama and danger. I do like this series. Eh, I do not have much more to say. A fun and good series!


well, not as Stoker sounded in my head.One should do these from book 1

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.


  1. Oh I really want to read this series. I think I need to clone myself I just about think I can finally get to my backlist and I get another huge package from Library Journal or Mystery Scene Magazine LOL Great review thanks

  2. I've made that jump from reading the physical books in a series to audio. I can be a bit jarring to hear someone else read characters that you already have mental voices for them.

  3. I think I've only read one book by her - years ago.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  4. Reading Frenzy
    Yes yes read it! Go find a cloning machine :D

    I did it with a series I had read 9books from once, that was intense

    She has written some romance?

  5. Sounds like my kind of read

  6. I was so happy with one! Finally with the romance! I love Angele Masters' narration!

  7. Rue

    Yes, finally! OMG the frustration earlier, they needed to get it together


  8. Yes funny how we have a voice in our head for characters. I listened to the J.
    D. Robb books from the beginning so those voices are firmly in my head when I do read a print copy.

  9. Yeah, sometimes it can feel a little weird switching from print to audio in the middle of a series. Hard to get used to.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  10. I've listened to a few in audio after starting the series in print and I struggled with the narrator, too. It's a fun series.

  11. Kathryn
    I remember when I listened to Kate Daniels, and was all that is Curran?!

    I will def go back to print. It was not bad in audio, I just really preferred print

    Print it is!

  12. I'm glad you're liking the series still overall.

  13. I love this series so much. I have listened since the beginning, so the voices all fit for me, but yes... starting with audio after reading that does sometimes happen.

  14. Carole

    It was just so weird! I will read the next. Too strange for me



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