Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Book Blast: Death of an Alchemist by Mary Lawrence

Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Kensington Books
Hardcover & eBook
304 Pages

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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…

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Praise for The Alchemist’s Daughter (Bianca Goddard Mysteries, Book 1)

“A realistic evocation of 16th century London’s underside. The various strands of the plot are so skillfully plaited together.” —Fiona Buckley, author of the Ursula Blanchard Mystery Series

“Mystery and Tudor fans alike will raise a glass to this new series.” —Karen Harper, author of The Poyson Garden (Elizabeth I Mysteries) Series

About the Author

Mary Lawrence studied biology and chemistry, graduating from Indiana University with a degree in
Cytotechnology. Along with writing and farming, Lawrence works as a cytologist near Boston. She lives in Maine. The Alchemist’s Daughter is the first book in the Bianca Goddard Mystery series.

For more information please visit Mary's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.


Death of an Alchemist Book Blast Schedule

Monday, March 7

Passages to the Past
 Beth's Book Nook Blog

Tuesday, March 8

Book Nerd
With Her Nose Stuck In A Book

Wednesday, March 9

The Book Connection
Seize the Words: Books in Review

Thursday, March 10

Reading Is My SuperPower

Friday, March 11

Rambling Reviews

Saturday, March 12

Time 2 Read

Sunday, March 13

Susan Heim on Writing

Monday, March 14

CelticLady's Reviews
Ageless Pages Reviews

Tuesday, March 15

Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, March 16

 A Literary Vacation

Thursday, March 17

 A Book Geek

Friday, March 18

 The Lit Bitch
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