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Apricots and Wolfsbane
Apricots and Wolfsbane

Apricots and Wolfsbane

FICTION

360 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.00 (US $16.00) (CA $22.00)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781946802026

Rights: US & CA

Filles Vertes Publishing (Oct 2017)

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Overview

Lavinia Maud craves the moment the last wisps of life leave her victim’s bodies—to behold the effects of her own poison creations. Believing confession erases the sin of murder, her morbid desires are in unity with faith, though she could never justify her skill to the magistrate she loves.At the start of the 16th century in Tudor England, Lavinia’s marks grow from tavern drunks to nobility, but rising prestige brings increased risk. When the magistrate suspects her ruse, he pressures the priest into breaking her confessional seal, pitting Lavinia’s instincts as an assassin against the tenets of love and faith. She balances revenge with her struggle to develop a tasteless poison and avoid the wrath of her ruthless patron.With her ideals in conflict, Lavinia must decide which will satisfy her heart: love, faith, or murder—but the betrayals are just beginning.

Reviews

"Delicious. Apricots and Wolfsbane is a unique thriller packed with impressive research into historical poisons. Fast-paced, grim, and darkly funny, Pohlkamp's prose are intoxicating."  —Jessica Cale, author, Tyburn

"This is not my usual genre, however, I enjoyed the novel immensely. The story kept me on my toes with the action and the plot twists."  —Lisa Orchard, author, The Super Spies

"Although rich in period detail, K.M. Pohlkamp's Apricots and Wolfsbane reads like a modern-day psychological thriller. Fans of the Dexter series will love Lavinia, an anti-hero the reader simultaneously gravitates toward and cringes away from . . . This is a perfect book club novel—with enough interest and intrigue to keep everyone turning the pages and enough depth for a lively discussion afterwards."  —Megan Cassidy, author, Always Jessie

Author Biography

K.M. Pohlkamp is a blessed wife to the love of her life, a proud mother of two, and a Mission Control flight controller. She lives in Houston, Texas.