Death of an Alchemist

by Mary Lawrence

In the closing years of King Henry VIII’s reign, there is no shortage of death and disease in London. An epidemic of “The Sweat” can end a person’s life within hours. Alchemist, Ferris Stannum, believes he has created the fabled elixir of life, a potion that confers immortality. Bianca calls upon Stannum seeking to enhance her own work. But when the alchemist dies under strange circumstances Bianca feels compelled to investigate.
There are plenty of suspects and bodies piling up as Bianca unravels the reasons behind the alchemist’s death. When her husband falls ill and she comes into possession of the recipe for immortality, Bianca dares to hope she can save her husband–but at what cost?

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Category: Mystery – Historical