A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang

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Read A Beautiful Poison Online Free - Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned—and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.

Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and Birdie, for help. The investigation brings her closer to Jasper, an apprentice medical examiner at Bellevue Hospital who still holds her heart, and offers the delicate Birdie a last-ditch chance to find a safe haven before her fragile health fails.

As more of their friends and family die, alliances shift, lives become entangled, and the three begin to suspect everyone—even each other. As they race to find the culprit, Allene, Birdie, and Jasper must once again trust each other, before one of them becomes the next victim.



Title : A Beautiful Poison
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ISBN : 1477848878
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 350 pages


Reviews


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2017

3.5 The Gilded Age, Manhattan 191, the night of Allene's engagement party, and things have taken a horrible turn. A young woman is found dead, at the bottom of the stairs, a woman many did not like. Was it an accident as it appears on murder? The police think accident, a decision aided by Allene'...


Linda rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

Lies come so easily whether you are rich or you are poor. Not even a penny for your thoughts. But, eventually, you may pay with your life...... Manhattan seems to dazzle at the elegant Cutter mansion here in 1918. Allene Cutter and her fiance, Andrew Smythe Biddle, are celebrating their engagement...


Diana rated it ★★★★★

July 18, 2017

I do love a good mystery! Lydia Kang's A Beautiful Poison takes place in 1918. Incorporated into the story are interesting historical elements such as the beginnings of forensic medicine, the 1918 influenza pandemic, and factories employing women to paint dials with radium. With the first page ope...


Suze rated it ★★★★☆

July 01, 2017

A BEAUTIFUL POISON My Kindle First pick for July, I normally do not read historical fiction- but the other choices did not interest me at all. This book was interesting and entertaining. There is an odd trio of friends trying to solve some suspicious deaths of friends and relatives, this is all occ...


Claire rated it ★★★☆☆

July 13, 2017

This is a beautifully written book that makes no sense. I'm not quite sure how to rate it. I really enjoyed my first read-through. I liked the author's writing style and found her imagery very lovely. The story takes place in an interesting era, and as a historical fiction, I think it's quite an...


Taryn rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

I kept waiting for the pace of A Beautiful Poison to slow down and get boring, and it never did oblige me. I have this (unreasonable) (unsubstantiated) expectation that historical fiction = slow and quiet, but this book was NOT that. Mayhap I should rethink my assumptions? Lydia Kang has plucked f...


Barbara rated it ★★★★☆

July 06, 2017

Macabre I was very excited to read this book. Soon after starting it the excitement turned to confusion, which then morphed into mild loathing... Of the characters. The writing is pretty superb. The story while dragging a bit here and there, was full of twists and turns. The big twist in the end s...


Katherine rated it ★★★★★

August 04, 2017

This. Book. I've just finished it and am really in a bit of awe over it. The writing was impeccable. A tight plot with just the right amount of red herrings, solid writing, distinct characters with fascinating relationships, and some of the best historical anchoring I've come across in all my years...


Max rated it ★★★★☆

August 15, 2017

Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review I love murder-mystery stories and I've been on a sort of historical kick recently. That coupled with my love of potions, poisons, and beautiful covers, made Lydia Kang's book leap to the top of my TBR list. An...


Deb rated it ★★★★☆

August 09, 2017

I love historical fiction and I love a good mystery--especially one that delves into forensics to solve crimes, so A Beautiful Poison sucked me into the story immediately. With the main character Allene having a passion for science and chemistry and her friend Jasper operating as an apprentice in...





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