The Perfect Poison, An Arcane Society Novel

The Perfect Poison, An Arcane Society Novel

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Penguin Putnam
Victorian London holds many secrets. But none are so closely guarded as those of the shadowy Arcane Society. In her suspenseful new novel, New York Times?bestselling author Amanda Quick delves into this underworld of passion, greed, and powers that lie beyond this realm . . .

P lagued by rumors that she poisoned her fiancé, Lucinda Bromley manages to live on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants?and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. For the notorious botanist possesses a unique talent: She can detect almost any type of poison, especially ones that have their origins in the botanical kingdom.

But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern. So rare, in fact, that only one specimen exists in all of England?and it was stolen from her conservatory just last month.

To keep her name out of the inquest and to find the murderer, Lucinda hires fellow Arcane Society member Caleb Jones who runs a psychical investigation agency. A descendant of the founder of the Society, Jones is very skillful at protecting its secrets?and frighteningly good getting at the truth. Immediately, Lucinda senses both a raw power and an undeniable intensity in the imposing man.

But as a nearly overwhelming desire blooms between Caleb and Lucinda, they are drawn into the dark heart of a deadly conspiracy that can be traced to the early days of the Arcane Society ?and to a legacy of madness that could plunge Caleb into the depths of his own tortured soul. . . .

Baker & Taylor
Consulting on the investigation into a lord's murder, botanist Lucinda Bromley realizes that a poison can be traced back to her, prompting her to hire fellow Arcane Society member Caleb Jones to keep her name out of the investigation and to find the murderer, in a historical, romantic mystery, that has a dark conspiracy at its heart.

Blackwell North Amer
Plagued by rumors that she poisoned her fiance, Lucinda Bromley manages to live on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants - and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. For the notorious botanist possesses a unique talent: She can detect almost any type of poison, especially ones that have their origins in the botanical kingdom.
But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern. So rare, in fact, that only one specimen exists in all of England - and it was stolen from her conservatory just last month.
To keep her name out of the inquest and to find the murderer, Lucinda hires fellow Arcane Society member Caleb Jones who runs a psychical investigation agency. A descendant of the founder of the Society, Jones is very skillful at protecting its secrets - and frighteningly good getting at the truth. Immediately, Lucinda senses both a raw power and an undeniable intensity in the imposing man.
But as a nearly overwhelming desire blooms between Caleb and Lucinda, they are drawn into the dark heart of a deadly conspiracy that can be traced to the early days of the Arcane Society - and to a legacy of madness that could plunge Caleb into the depths of his own tortured soul.

Baker
& Taylor

Consulting on the investigation into a lord's murder, botanist Lucinda Bromley realizes that a poison can be traced back to her, prompting her to hire fellow Arcane Society member Caleb Jones to keep her name out of the investigation and to find the murderer.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2009
ISBN: 9780399155802
0399155805
Branch Call Number: FICTION QUICK...A
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 24 cm

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lindakettle Jan 24, 2012

My favorite of the Victorian Arcane novels. Caleb Jones is a different hero and the dialogue between Caleb and Lucinda is a delight.

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DLY1
Jul 04, 2011

I love this Arcane Society Series(which does not nessassarilly need toe read in order). In this book,Lucinda,who has a botanical paranormal talent, is accused of poisoning people.She hires Caleb Jones,founder of a paranormal investigative agency, to exonercate her.
Historical,paranormal,mystery,romance and advetnure!
A nice,light beach read.

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B_Mammen
Feb 09, 2011

An excellent Victorian-era story of paranormal suspense and murders within the Arcane Society. Book one of the Dreamlight Trilogy.

Second one entitled Burning Lamp.

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