The Perfect Poison

The Perfect Poison

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In this suspenseful Arcane Society novel, New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick delves into the underworld of passion, greed and powers that lie beyond this realm. Victorian botanist Lucinda Bromley has a rare talent: the ability to detect almost any type of poison. She also tends many rare plants, including a species of fern that was stolen from her conservatory just last month--and which turns up in a poison that was used in a nobleman's murder.

To keep her name out of the investigation and to find the killer, Lucinda hires a fellow Arcane Society member. The founder of a psychical investigation agency, Caleb Jones is very good at protecting the Society's secrets--and frighteningly good at getting the truth.

As a nearly overwhelming desire blooms between Caleb and Lucinda, they are drawn into the dark heart of a deadly conspiracy--and into a legacy of madness that could plunge Caleb into the depths of his own tortured soul...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 453 pages
  • 107 x 170 x 33mm | 272g
  • Jove Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 051514777X
  • 9780515147773
  • 72,867

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Praise for The Perfect Poison

"A fast-paced Victorian-era novel of paranormal romantic suspense."-The Seattle Times

"Fascinating...Once again, Quick expertly, even magically, dispenses delectably witty dialogue, simmering sexual chemistry and a plot laced with secrets, dangers and surprises."-Booklist

"Seductiveness and clever plotting combine with Quick's classic zingy wit to produce a funny, fast-paced romp that will please readers."-Library Journal

"Quick invents two dazzling nineteenth-century sleuths who combine paranormal prowess and raw sexual heat. But if they excel at fooling Mother Nature, it's their all-too-human nature that brings this uncommon Victorian duo to life."-Publishers Weekly

"An exhilarating historical romantic suspense that is filled with a strong cast, terrific twisting plots and a sense of time running out that grips the audience with a need to know the outcome in one sitting...a great Victorian sleuthing duet."-Midwest Book Review
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Praise for The Perfect Poison "A fast-paced Victorian-era novel of paranormal romantic suspense."--The Seattle Times

"Fascinating...Once again, Quick expertly, even magically, dispenses delectably witty dialogue, simmering sexual chemistry and a plot laced with secrets, dangers and surprises."--Booklist

"Seductiveness and clever plotting combine with Quick's classic zingy wit to produce a funny, fast-paced romp that will please readers."--Library Journal

"Quick invents two dazzling nineteenth-century sleuths who combine paranormal prowess and raw sexual heat. But if they excel at fooling Mother Nature, it's their all-too-human nature that brings this uncommon Victorian duo to life."--Publishers Weekly

"An exhilarating historical romantic suspense that is filled with a strong cast, terrific twisting plots and a sense of time running out that grips the audience with a need to know the outcome in one sitting...a great Victorian sleuthing duet."--Midwest Book Review
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About Amanda Quick

Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She writes historical romance novels under the Quick name, contemporary romantic suspense novels under the Krentz name, and futuristic romance novels under the pseudonym Jayne Castle. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print.
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Rating details

8,125 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 34% (2,781)
4 40% (3,222)
3 22% (1,786)
2 3% (273)
1 1% (63)
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