"Lawrence reminds you to read for the period detail rather than the mystery by including a glossary, an explanatory endnote, and a thousand tiny expository glosses that serve as portals from our world to the England of 1544."
New life may be growing inside her, but Tudor herbalist Bianca Goddard continues to be surrounded by corpses wherever she turns.
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"Although the novel may be freighted with too much research for its own good, its no-nonsense heroine (Death of an Alchemist, 2016, etc.), like so many others of her ilk, propels the action very successfully by refusing to mind her own business."
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