Wednesday 22 May 2024

A sinister revenge by Deanna Raybourn

Series: Veronica Speedwell (#8)

Format. 310 pages, Hardcover

Published: March 7, 2023 by Berkley

Historical mystery


Yay, a new Veronica Speedwell book. The last one ended with Stoker leaving. Damn these two have issues. In this one she is trying to get him back, and it is going so and so.

And there is a case of his brother getting death threats.

And a dinosaur skeleton

A death long ago

Someone after revenge.

And Veronica trying to get lucky

Good book, I want that next one.

Veronica's natural-historian beau, Stoker, has been away in Bavaria for months and their relationship is at an impasse. But when Veronica shows up before him with his brother, Tiberius, Lord Templeton-Vane, he is lured back home by an intriguing job offer: preparing an iguanodon for a very special dinner party.

Tiberius has received a cryptic message-along with the obituaries of two recently deceased members of his old group of friends, the Seven Sinners-that he too should get his affairs in order. Realizing he is in grave danger but not knowing why, he plans a reunion party for the remaining Sinners at his family estate to lure the killer out while Veronica and Stoker investigate.

As the guests arrive and settle in, the evening's events turn deadly. More clues come to light, leading Veronica, Stoker, and Tiberius to uncover a shared past among the Sinners that has led to the fatal present. But the truth might be far more sinister than what they were prepared for.


  1. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Maybe someday I'll read this.

  3. There's so many great elements to this one!

  4. These covers always make me want to snag them up! Guess that's something else to move up my TBR.

  5. Oh, you need the next one ASAP!! I loved the dinner in the dinosaur! And I love this couple!

  6. I was so happy these two finally sorted their shit out! Their relationship drama was frustrating to me. Veronica irritated me the most in the past. Stroker had every right to make her wait.

    1. Oh yes omg, I know they have issues, but I wanted to shake them. Damn it Veronica, get it together

  7. I am totally intrigued by the dinosaur skeleton!



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