The lost apothecary
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.
Adultery -- Fiction
Americans -- England -- London -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
England -- Fiction
England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction
History -- Research -- Fiction
Large print books
London (England) -- Fiction
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction
Magic realist fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Pharmacists -- Fiction
Poisoning -- Fiction
Revenge -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
Social life and customs
Women pharmacists -- Fiction
|Grouped Work ID||a725cb47-8f0d-d99a-45ad-f8f926398629|
|Grouping Title||lost apothecary|
|Grouping Author||sarah penner|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-12-11 13:05:21PM|
|Last Indexed||2023-12-11 13:06:35PM|