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Cover of A Murderous Relation
A review of A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn

Veronica Speedwell and Stoker are back and faced with an unwanted assignment, one that will help to shield the monarchy from a massive scandal. And struggle as they may to avoid the task, events (including being kidnapped with a prince) force them to resolve the issue and save the world, again.

Prince Albert Victor, heir to Queen Victoria's throne, has been frequenting a private club (read high class brothel) which would be fine if that's all he'd done. But he's made a major mistake and one that could expose the royal family to a major scandal. He's gifted Madame Aurore a jewel that can be traced back to him and connect directly with his mother. Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk is something of a royal fixer and she wants Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel before the scandal breaks. Easy enough? Not even close. Not when a murder soon occurs and the Prince is referenced as a possible Jack the Ripper suspect.

With their usual flair, and sarcastic wit, Veronica and Stoker strive to put things back to rights in this fast-paced, rollicking ride.**

**I have to do a little research but this may be the first time I've used "rollicking" in a review, but it's extremely apt.

Feb 19, 2020