I really love this series. It might be my second favorite of all time (the top spot goes to the Parasol Protectorate series (also at the time of posting this the entire series in Kindle format is $16.99- a STEAL), of course). This is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries and I seem to love each book more and more. I laughed all through this book and kept a running list of new sophisticated Victorian words to learn.
As you might suspect from the series title, these are mystery books. More specifically- murder mysteries. Or missing persons. Either way, they’re great! Veronica is a Lepidopterist (butterfly scientist) and likes to travel and wear pants. Her counterpart, Stoker, is a curmudgeony fellow and they work together cataloguing the collection of butterflies/taxidermy/art/etc of a gentleman with a title. In this book, Veronica and Stoker investigate the disappearance of his ex-wife’s husband, which may be linked to an Egyptian curse. We learn more about his back story in regards to that and we just might find out more about the future of Veronica and Stoker. The last two words of the book absolutely killed me (disclaimer: I read an ARC and the ending could be different in the final version).