The Apothecary s Widow Who murdered Lady Pentreath The year is and the war with the American colonies rages across the sea In Truro England Branek Pentreath a local squire has suffered for years in a miserable marr

  • Title: The Apothecary's Widow
  • Author: Diane Scott Lewis
  • ISBN: 9781771453677
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who murdered Lady Pentreath The year is 1781, and the war with the American colonies rages across the sea In Truro, England Branek Pentreath, a local squire, has suffered for years in a miserable marriage Now his wife has been poisoned with arsenic Is this unhappy husband responsible Or was it out of revenge Branek owns the apothecary shop where Jenna Rosedew, two yeWho murdered Lady Pentreath The year is 1781, and the war with the American colonies rages across the sea In Truro, England Branek Pentreath, a local squire, has suffered for years in a miserable marriage Now his wife has been poisoned with arsenic Is this unhappy husband responsible Or was it out of revenge Branek owns the apothecary shop where Jenna Rosedew, two years a widow, delights in serving her clients Branek might sell her building to absolve his debts caused by the war and put her out on the street Jenna prepared the tinctures for Lady Pentreath, which were later found to contain arsenic The town s corrupt constable has a grudge against Branek and Jenna He threatens to send them both to the gallows.

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    1. Diane Scott Lewis

      Diane Scott Lewis grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and joined the Navy at nineteen She writes book reviews for the Historical Novel Review magazine and was a historical editor for The Wild Rose Press Her first novel, The False Light, was published in 2010 Elysium, in 2011 Her sequel to TFL, Without Refuge,was released March 2012.In November 2012 she published a spoof to Fifty Shades of Grey called Miss Grey s Shady Lover In 2014 a romantic farce and historical saga followed.In 2015 she published a historical mystery and is now working on a time travel Her next novel will be about New Brunswick, in the Canadian Brides historical series.

    934 thoughts on “The Apothecary's Widow”

    1. I don’t read the so-called “cozy mysteries” because they all seem to be too short on any real mystery and far too long on cute dialogue, dress details, and romantic subplots. And I almost passed this book by because of what I thought it was, rather than what it is. So here I am…And here’s a bit about the plot. Squire Branek Pentreath, a somewhat well-to-do mine- and land-owner in Cornwall, trapped in a bitterly unhappy marriage to a woman who would put a 21st century fundamentalist to [...]


    2. A wonderfully intricate tale with numerous story threads that weave throughout the story! Part romance, part murder mystery, the author kept me guessing right to the end. There is a heartwarmingly strong and independent heroine who inadvertently becomes the suspect in a poisoning. And the person least likely to support her, the husband of the murdered woman, also a suspect, becomes her ally. Numerous suspects, a few red herrings, and a cast of intriguing characters fill the pages! I have read nu [...]


    3. Truro, Cornwall. 1781When Branek Pentreath’s wife Sophia dies Dr Treen, who is in attendance, suspects the cause of death is arsenic.I sympathised with Branek, who entered into an arranged marriage with “a reluctant, ultimately cold bride – a mistress of the house whose severe demeanour hadn’t endeared her to anyone.”Branek is puzzled by Sophie’s murder. “The façade of the small Elizabethan manor loomed above Branek with its buff coloured limestone – his sanctuary and prison. Wh [...]


    4. Talk about bang for your buck! The Apothecary's Widow could have been a series of three, there are so many story lines involved. Who killed Lady Pentreath and why? Just when I thought I had it figured out, the author threw in another suspect that made me change my mind. Of course, once Doctor Treen discovered Arsenic was used, the widow and local Apothecary, Jenna Rosedew became the prime suspect long as I wasn't following the thinking of those who were convinced that Branek Pentreath, the husba [...]


    5. This book was good.I am such a sucker with books titled : "The. Daughter" or " The widow".I enjoyed the clash between the upscale/noble hero and the working class heroine.I also enjoyed the fact that the hero was faithful and chaste during his unhappy marriage.The relationship had a nice build up to it.There was a mystery as well but it was somewhat light weight.Read it for free from my KU subsription


    6. Who killed Lady Pentreath? The unhappy husband, or the apothecary who prepared the tinctures? A woman about to be evicted from the building owned by the Pentreaths. An exciting murder mystery with authentic historical details, infused with romantic elements set in Cornwall during the American Revolution.


    7. More like 3.5 stars. It was a good book, but I just hate when I figure out who dunnit before the characters do. It really ruins book just waiting for the characters to realize what has become obvious. With that said, most of the book was quite good with many plausible suspects.


    8. Who killed Lady Pentreath? The unhappy husband, or the apothecary who prepared the tinctures? A woman about to be evicted from the building owned by the Pentreaths. An exciting murder mystery with romantic elements set in Cornwall during the American Revolution.


    9. Three stars because I figured it outbut was still entertaining. If you want/need a read to pass this time, this is a good one.



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