August 1, 2017 from Lake Union Publishing

Paperback Edition ISBN-13: 978-1477848876

ASIN: B01N2197RN

CD Audiobook Edition ISBN: 978-1536667868

MP3 Audiobook Edition ISBN: 978-1536667875

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.

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“An intriguing blend of history and suspense, A BEAUTIFUL POISON kept me guessing until the very end. Lydia Kang masterfully conjures up the world of early 20th-century New York, and her characters are appealingly complex, making for plenty of satisfying plot twists. Ultimately, this is far more than a murder mystery: it’s a story about friendship, and the intertwined fates of Allene, Jasper and Birdie will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.” —Elizabeth Blackwell, author of In the Shadow of Lakecrest

“With an erudite cast and mystery as morbid as 1918 New York in the grip of plague, A Beautiful Poison is as intoxicating as its title. Smart, compelling, and deliciously addicting. Kang is a deadly wit.”  —Tosca Lee, NYT Bestselling author of The Progeny and Firstborn

“The perfect blend of mystery, history, and science, Lydia Kang’s A BEAUTIFUL POISON is an entertaining read from beginning to end. A classic whodunnit with a touch of dark humor, Kang’s first adult novel will hopefully not be her last.”  —Jennifer Hillier, author of Creep and Wonderland

“An absolute gem for murder mystery fans, with a perfect period feel and fascinating forensic detail.” — Lindsay Ashford, author of The Mysterious Death of Ms. Austen and The Woman on the Orient Express  “Full of suspense… jaw-dropping.” – First for Women

“Lydia Kang… uses her medical background to elegant effect in her historical thriller. She keeps the reader guessing through the final pages and beyond in this most enjoyable tale.” – Historical Novel Society

“Immersive narrative…and intriguing characters.” — Lincoln Journal Star



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