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The Lost Apothecary

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello! magazine, Oprah.com, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads!


March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick

“A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary…

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.

With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.


Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Penner's debut had me completely under its spell. The women of The Lost Apothecary, separated by centuries, seek both revenge and truth in this powerful story. Riveting and utterly original." - Fiona Davis

"Filled with fascinating historical detail... With gathering intensity, author Sarah Penner builds toward a heart-pounding, satisfying conclusion. A skilled, captivating debut that celebrates the strength of women across the centuries." - Kristin Harmel

"Sarah Penner kept me guessing until the last page of this addictive, atmospheric novel... Meticulously researched, The Lost Apothecary is both a cure for idleness and a recipe for intrigue. Prepare to be consumed by this carefully plotted, propulsive debut." - Amy Meyerson

"In The Lost Apothecary, Sarah Penner convincingly weaves three heroines and two timelines into one tale of poison, revenge, and the silent network of women helping other women in a world stacked against them.... A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!" - Kate Quinn

"Dark, clever, and wickedly fun, The Lost Apothecary is a true page-turner. Sarah Penner has given us a puzzle box of women's lives, betrayal, power, and history. It's a book that slyly asks what any of us deserve and if, sometimes, that might not be a little poison." - Erika Swyler

"An intoxicating debut, The Lost Apothecary is a riveting tale of poisons and potions and dark deeds in the name of survival." - Heather Webb


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November 2021 : Australia Hardback
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Title: The Lost Apothecary
Author(s): Sarah Penner
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March 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lost Apothecary
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March 2021 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Penner
ISBN: 0-7783-1101-5 / 978-0-7783-1101-0 (Canada edition)
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March 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller
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February 2022 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel
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February 2022 : Paperback
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller
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March 2021 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel
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Audio Editions

July 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Apothecary
Author(s): Sarah Penner
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July 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Apothecary
Author(s): Sarah Penner
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July 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Apothecary
Author(s): Sarah Penner
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Penner
ISBN: 1-79995-939-2 / 978-1-79995-939-7
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Penner
ISBN: 1-79995-940-6 / 978-1-79995-940-3
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: Library Edition
Author(s): Sarah Penner
ISBN: 1-79995-938-4 / 978-1-79995-938-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Penner
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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March 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Penner
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March 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Penner
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March 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Apothecary: The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller
Author(s): Sarah Penner
Publisher: Legend Press
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