Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an
ancient mummyâ€™s curse in this thrilling Veronica Speedwell
novel from the New York Times bestselling author of
the Lady Julia Grey mysteries.
London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the
butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica
Speedwell canâ€™t resist the allure of an exotic
mysteryâ€”particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague,
Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an
archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from
the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This
disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate
events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and
rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has
been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself
stalks the streets of London.
But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only
challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and
malevolent enemies emerge from Stokerâ€™s past. Caught in a
tangle of conspiracies and threatsâ€”and thrust into the
public eye by an enterprising new foeâ€”Veronica must separate
facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that
threatens to cost Stoker everything...