The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society Series #6)

The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society Series #6)

by Amanda Quick
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The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society Series #6) by Amanda Quick

**This is a Read Pink edition. In October 2010, Penguin Group (USA) launched a new initiative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October, we are pleased to continue the program with a donation of $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation(r) and are presenting eight beloved titles in special Read Pink(tm) editions:

The Perfect Poison, by Amanda Quick
The Border Lord's Bride, by Bertrice Small
With Every Breath, by Lynn Kurland
Danger in a Red Dress, by Christina Dodd
Early Dawn, by Catherine Anderson
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, by Lauren Willig
A Duke's Temptation, by Jillian Hunter
Tribute, by Nora Roberts

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 . . .

Plagued 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. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515150230
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Series: Arcane Society Series , #6
Edition description: Special Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 309,804
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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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The Perfect Poison 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
lovetoreadAR More than 1 year ago
I loved the banter between Lucinda and Caleb. From the start what seemed like oil and water was really the bond at work. Lucy is so strong willed yet kind, intelligent and a botanical talent. Caleb is steadfast, determined yet gentle in his own way, and is a conspiracy talent. The job she hires him for soon turns out to be tied to a rather large case he's been working on for the newly formed agency - later to be known by a much more famous name. I was tickled to find out the origins of J&J. Romance, humor, action, murder, drama, an organization within another, shocking twists, this was a real page turner. I also got a kick out of the supporting characters, mainly her cousin and Caleb's new hire. As usual, Quick aka Krentz aka Castle, knocks it out of the park. Another great addition to the Arcane Series.
BuffalogalKB More than 1 year ago
The Perfect Poison, sixth in the Arcane Series by Amanda Quick, is a Victorian Era mystery whose heroine's talent for detecting poisons has her life always one step away from ruin or suspicion. Lucinda Bromley is another of Amanda Quick's unusual women who are more than a match for the members of the Arcane Society. The mystery that starts with the theft of a rare plant and takes the reader on a botanical adventure keeps you guessing right up to the end.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Fun and attention getting. Read it in one day.
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Just read this book you,re going to love it*****
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LinMarie More than 1 year ago
Typical of the Arcane series, with a good mix of drama, romance and suspense. Not as gripping as some of the others in the series, however, but helpful in producing a larger picture of the Arcane society in general. Enjoyable to read.
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