The Perfect Poison (An Arcane Society Novel #6) (Paperback)

By Amanda Quick

Berkley, 9780515150230, 464pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

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**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. . . .



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.


Praise For The Perfect Poison (An Arcane Society Novel #6)

Praise for The Perfect Poison

“A fast-paced Victorian-era novel of paranormal romantic suspense.”—The Seattle Times

“Fascinating...Once again, Quick expertly, even magically, dispenses delectably witty dialogue, simmering sexual chemistry and a plot laced with secrets, dangers and surprises.”—Booklist
 
“Seductiveness and clever plotting combine with Quick’s classic zingy wit to produce a funny, fast-paced romp that will please readers.”—Library Journal

“Quick invents two dazzling nineteenth-century sleuths who combine paranormal prowess and raw sexual heat. But if they excel at fooling Mother Nature, it’s their all-too-human nature that brings this uncommon Victorian duo to life.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“An exhilarating historical romantic suspense that is filled with a strong cast, terrific twisting plots and a sense of time running out that grips the audience with a need to know the outcome in one sitting...a great Victorian sleuthing duet.”—Midwest Book Review