Beloved Poison

Beloved Poison

by E. S. Thomson

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Beloved Poison by E. S. Thomson

Set in a crumbling 1850s London infirmary, a richly atmospheric Victorian crime novel where murder is the price to be paid for secrets kept.
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 backstab. Ambition, jealousy, and loathing 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 room and the dissecting table to the notorious squalor of Newgate Prison 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 while the living are forced to make impossible choices. And murder is the price to be paid for the secrets to be kept.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681775388
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,065,806
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

E. S. Thomsonhas a Ph.D. in the history of medicine and works as a university lecturer in Edinburgh. Her work has been shortlisted for the Saltire First Novel Award and the Scottish Arts Council First Book Award.Beloved Poisonwas shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Novel of the Year Award, andDark Asylumwas longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger Award. Elaine lives in Edinburgh with her two sons.

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