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Beloved Poison

(2016)
(The first book in the Jem Flockhart series)
A novel by

 
The object I drew out was dusty and mildewed, and blotched with dark rust-coloured stains. It smelt of time and decay, sour, like old books and parchments. The light from the chapel's stained glass window blushed red upon it, and upon my hands, as if the thing itself radiated a bloody glow. Ramshackle and crumbling, trapped in the past and resisting the future, St Saviour's Infirmary awaits demolition. Within its stinking wards and cramped corridors the doctors bicker and fight. Ambition, jealousy and hatred seethe beneath the veneer of professional courtesy. Always an outsider, and with a secret of her own to hide, apothecary Jem Flockhart observes everything, but says nothing. And then six tiny coffins are uncovered, inside each a handful of dried flowers and a bundle of mouldering rags. When Jem comes across these strange relics hidden inside the infirmary's old chapel, her quest to understand their meaning prises open a long-forgotten past - with fatal consequences. In a trail that leads from the bloody world of the operating theatre and the dissecting table to the notorious squalor of Newgate and the gallows, Jem's adversary proves to be both powerful and ruthless. As St Saviour's destruction draws near, the dead are unearthed from their graves whilst the living are forced to make impossible choices. And murder is the price to be paid for the secrets to be kept. 'Here's a tale of Victorian London to freeze your blood on a cold winter's night' - Evening Telegraph 'Beloved Poison is a marvellous, vivid book with a thoughtful, engaging protagonist at its centre - and a fascinating story to tell. It's immaculately researched and breathtakingly dark' - Janet Ellis, author of The Butcher's Hook

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Beloved Poison
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-68324-264-5 / 978-1-68324-264-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Beloved Poison: A Novel (Jem Flockhart Mysteries)
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-68177-214-0 / 978-1-68177-214-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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March 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Beloved Poison (Jem Flockhart)
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-4721-2227-5 / 978-1-4721-2227-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Beloved Poison: A Novel
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-68177-538-7 / 978-1-68177-538-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Beloved Poison (Jem Flockhart)
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-4721-2229-1 / 978-1-4721-2229-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Beloved Poison (Jem Flockhart)
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-4721-2226-7 / 978-1-4721-2226-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Beloved Poison: A Novel (Jem Flockhart Mysteries)
Author(s): E S Thomson
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   

March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Beloved Poison (Jem Flockhart Book 1)
Author(s): E S Thomson
Publisher: Constable
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