- Series: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery (Book 4)
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (March 12, 2019)
A Dangerous Collaboration (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery) by Deanna Raybourn is the fourth Veronica Speedwell mystery. Normally, I don’t read series books, but I’m glad I read this one. I’ve added A Curious Beginning (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery Book 1) to my reading list. I understand book 5 is underway!
A Dangerous Collaboration takes place in 1888 at a castle on an island in Cornwall, England. This is a terrific setting for a who-done-it mystery.
Veronica is a feisty women for her time. She is independent and vows never to marry. Stoker is her colleague/love interest. I enjoyed the sexual tension between the two of them.
The mystery is entertaining. The lord of the castle gathers various people together to find out what had caused his new bride to suddenly disappear.
This was my first read on the Kindle Paperwhite. The ability to look up words on the fly came in handy while reading this novel. Not being familiar with some of the words did not hamper my enjoyment of this novel. The Kindle Paperwhite has a Vocabulary Builder feature. I’ll share part of the definitions of a few words here:
n. <DATED> a women in charge of a large house. <SPECIAL USAGE> HISTORICAL a set of short chains attached to a women’s belt, used for carrying keys or other items.
<ORIGIN> mid 19th cent.: from French chatelain, from medieval latin castellanus
1 CHIEFLY HISTORICAL a woman’s small handbag, originally netted and typically having drawstring and decorate with embroidery or beading.
<ORIGIN> easy 18th cent.:from French reticule, from Latin reticulum.
n. a British nobleman ranking above a baron and below an earl.
<ORIGIN>late Middle English: from Old French visconte, from medieval Latin vicecomes, vicecomit