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Opium and Absinthe

(2020)
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From the bestselling author of A Beautiful Poison comes another spellbinding historical novel full of intrigue, occult mystery, and unexpected twists.

New York City, 1899. Tillie Pembroke’s sister lies dead, her body drained of blood and with two puncture wounds on her neck. Bram Stoker’s new novel, Dracula, has just been published, and Tillie’s imagination leaps to the impossible: the murderer is a vampire. But it can’t be—can it?

A ravenous reader and researcher, Tillie has something of an addiction to truth, and she won’t rest until she unravels the mystery of her sister’s death. Unfortunately, Tillie’s addicted to more than just truth; to ease the pain from a recent injury, she’s taking more and more laudanum…and some in her immediate circle are happy to keep her well supplied.

Tillie can’t bring herself to believe vampires exist. But with the hysteria surrounding her sister’s death, the continued vampiric slayings, and the opium swirling through her body, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for a girl who relies on facts and figures to know what’s real—or whether she can trust those closest to her.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Opium and Absinthe is the richly seductive tale of a young Gilded Age heiress’s journey down a beguiling but dangerous path in search of her sister’s blood-draining killer. Chillingly timely in its portrait of opiates’ deadly allure, Kang’s story shimmers with betrayed innocence and the power of trusting one’s inner compass." - Marlowe Benn

"Twisty and spooky and smart, Kang’s mystery richly captures the era with its packed full, fast-moving plot and a complex heroine whose flaws feel both very real and tremendously sympathetic." - Megan Chance

"Fascinating, funny, thrilling and even a little scary, Opium and Absinthe is a rare treat. Wonderfully written, and meticulously researched, Opium and Absinthe is a page-turner that left me wanting more." - Eoin Dempsey


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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Opium and Absinthe: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Kang
ISBN: 1-5420-1779-3 / 978-1-5420-1779-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Audio Editions

July 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Opium and Absinthe
Author(s): Lydia Kang
ISBN: 1-79976-120-7 / 978-1-79976-120-4
Publisher: Bolinda/Brilliance audio
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July 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Opium and Absinthe: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Kang
ISBN: 1-79975-539-8 / 978-1-79975-539-5
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Opium and Absinthe: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Kang
ISBN: 1-79975-540-1 / 978-1-79975-540-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Opium and Absinthe: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Opium and Absinthe: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Opium and Absinthe: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Opium and Absinthe: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Kang
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU