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Beloved Poison

A Jem Flockhart Mystery

Beloved Poison by E. S. Thomson
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'A marvellous, vivid book ... immaculately researched and breathtakingly dark' - Janet Ellis, author of The Butcher's Hook

Ramshackle and crumbling, St Saviour's Infirmary awaits demolition. Within its stinking wards and cramped corridors the doctors bicker and fight. Ambition, jealousy and hatred 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.

Perfect for fans of Sarah Perry, Antonia Hodgson and Jessie Burton.

'Here's a tale of Victorian London to freeze your blood on a cold winter's night' - Evening Telegraph

'Meticulously researched and masterfully plotted, E.S. Thomson has written a complex, harrowing and highly enjoyable tale' - Daily Express

'A first class piece of historical crime writing' - Big Issue

Little, Brown Book Group; March 2016
400 pages; ISBN 9781472122285
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Title: Beloved Poison
Author: E. S. Thomson
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