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Death at St. Vedast

(2016)
(The third book in the Bianca Goddard Mystery series)
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During the tempestuous reign of Henry VIII, London alchemist Bianca Goddard has seen up close what keeps a man alive - and what can kill him. A good thing, for she will need all her knowledge to keep a friend away from the gallows . . .

Bianca and her husband John are delighted to share in the glad fortune of their friend, Boisvert, the silversmith, who is to wed Odile, the wealthy widow of a goldsmith. But a pall is cast over the upcoming nuptials when the body of a pregnant woman is found beneath the bell tower of St. Vedast, the very church where the betrothed are to be married.

Tragedy strikes again at the couple's reception, when Odile suddenly drops dead in the middle of the wedding feast. The constable suspects Boisvert poisoned his new bride for her money, but there's not a trace of poison in her food or wine. Could the two deaths be connected? To prove their friend's innocence, Bianca will need to employ her knowledge of alchemy - for if she can determine how the bride was killed, she may find the person responsible for her murder - before another victim is added to the death toll . . .

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

"Captivating . . . just smart enough to be charming without being precious or terribly unrealistic." - Library Journal

"Well-written, enjoyable, and well-worth reading." - New Mystery Reader

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Mary Lawrence's Death at St. Vedast

Paperback Editions

December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death at St. Vedast (A Bianca Goddard Mystery)
Author(s): Mary Lawrence
ISBN: 1-61773-714-3 / 978-1-61773-714-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death at St. Vedast (A Bianca Goddard Mystery Book 3)
Author(s): Mary Lawrence
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU