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Death of an Alchemist: A Bianca Goddard Mystery #2

Mary Lawrence

ISBN 9781617737121
Publish Date 1/26/2016
Format Hardcover
Categories Historical, Kensington, Hobby Reads

In the mid sixteenth century, Henry VIII sits on the throne, and Bianca Goddard tends to the sick and suffering in London's slums, where disease can take a life as quickly as murder. . .

For years, alchemist Ferris Stannum has devoted himself to developing the Elixir of Life, the reputed serum of immortality. Having tested his remedy successfully on an animal, Stannum intends to send his alchemy journal to a colleague in Cairo for confirmation. Instead he is strangled in his bed and his journal is stolen.

As the daughter of an alchemist herself, Bianca is well acquainted with the mystical healing arts. As her husband, John, falls ill with the sweating sickness, she dares to hope Stannum's journal could contain the secret to his recovery. But first she must solve the alchemist's murder. As she ventures into a world of treachery and deceit, Stannum's death proves to be only the first in a series of murders--and Bianca's quest becomes a matter of life and death, not only for her husband, but for herself. . .

Praise for The Alchemist's Daughter

"A realistic evocation of 16th century London's underside. The various strands of the plot are so skillfully plaited together."--Fiona Buckley

"Mystery and Tudor fans alike will raise a glass to this new series." --Karen Harper

About Mary Lawrence:

Mary Lawrence lives in Maine and worked in the medical field for more than twenty-five years before publishing her debut mystery, The Alchemist’s Daughter (Kensington, 2015). The book was named by Suspense Magazine a “Best Book of 2015” in the historical mystery category. Her articles have appeared in several publications, including the national news blog The Daily Beast. Book 2 of the Bianca Goddard Mysteries, Death of an Alchemist, released in February 2016. Visit the author at marylawrencebooks.com.

Photo Credit: Felice Boucher

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