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Death of an Alchemist

(The second book in the Bianca Goddard Mystery series)
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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. But the next day his body is found and the journal is gone.

Bianca, the daughter of an alchemist, is well acquainted with the mystical healing arts. When 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 is 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

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Death of an Alchemist (A Bianca Goddard Mystery)
Author(s): Mary Lawrence
ISBN: 1-61773-712-7 / 978-1-61773-712-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Death of an Alchemist (Bianca Goddard Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Mary Lawrence
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA