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A Beautiful Poison

(2017)
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Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned—and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.

Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and Birdie, for help. The investigation brings her closer to Jasper, an apprentice medical examiner at Bellevue Hospital who still holds her heart, and offers the delicate Birdie a last-ditch chance to find a safe haven before her fragile health fails.

As more of their friends and family die, alliances shift, lives become entangled, and the three begin to suspect everyone—even each other. As they race to find the culprit, Allene, Birdie, and Jasper must once again trust each other, before one of them becomes the next victim.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"An absolute gem for murder mystery fans, with a perfect period feel and fascinating forensic detail." - Lindsay Jayne Ashford

"An intriguing blend of history and suspense, A Beautiful Poison kept me guessing until the very end." - Elizabeth Blackwell

"The perfect blend of mystery, history, and science, Lydia Kang’s A Beautiful Poison is an entertaining read from beginning to end. A classic whodunnit with a touch of dark humor, Kang’s first adult novel will hopefully not be her last." - Jennifer Hillier

"With an erudite cast and mystery as morbid as 1918 New York in the grip of plague, A Beautiful Poison is as intoxicating as its title. Smart, compelling, and deliciously addicting. Kang is a deadly wit." - Tosca Lee


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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Beautiful Poison
Author(s): Lydia Kang
ISBN: 1-4778-4887-8 / 978-1-4778-4887-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Beautiful Poison
Author(s): Lydia Kang
ISBN: 1-5366-6786-2 / 978-1-5366-6786-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Beautiful Poison, A
Author(s): Lydia Kang
ISBN: 1-5366-6787-0 / 978-1-5366-6787-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Beautiful Poison
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Beautiful Poison
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Beautiful Poison
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Beautiful Poison
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Beautiful Poison
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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