This is home to the Bianca Goddard Mysteries featuring the daughter of an infamous alchemist. Set in Tudor London during the final years of Henry VIII's reign, the series follows Bianca in her pursuit of science to create medicines to help the sick. Along the way, Bianca must deal with a most unhealthy dose of murder and mayhem.

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What the reviewers are saying...

"Lawrence's London is no fairy-tale setting, but her heroine is as plucky as they come."--Kirkus Reviews

"The author has the Tudor language down to a gnat’s eyeball.--Rosepoint Publishing

"...gripping mystery...filled with sharp details"--Foreword Reviews

"Confident and evocative"--Portland Press Herald

"Well-written...language was exceptional"--Sam I Am Reading blog

The Lost Boys of London
Book 5

Red Puddle Print

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"Lawrence has done a masterful job with this colorful mystery series."--Bill Bushnell Kennebec Journal


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An Amazon top 100 medieval historical mystery! 4/21/20

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The Alchemist of Lost Souls

Book 4

"Atmospheric...Fans of Tudor historicals will eagerly await the next installment."--Publishers Weekly

"If Tudor London is a place you want to go, Lawrence is the author who will take you there, with the intrepid Bianca as your guide." --Criminal Element

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A Suspense Magazine "Best Historical Mystery of 2019!"

"...a portal from our world to the England of 1544"--Kirkus Reviews

..."lively prose-enough to impart the flavor of the times while keeping the novel accessible to general readers. Try this for fans of the C.J.Sansom Matthew Shardlake series."--Booklist

"A satisfying and engrossing read."--Historical Novel Society

        Kensington Books

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Book 3, A Bianca Goddard Mystery

        Kensington Books

       Trade Paper, eBook

ISBN-13: 978-1-61773-714-5

"beautifully rendered...the pacing is perfect"

                                                      --Reviewing the Evidence

"...captures Tudor London in all its colorful, if noisome, splendor."

                                                                                     --Library Journal

"Lawrence never fails to intrigue and set a wonderful sense of place and time in her stories..."

                                                                --I Am Indeed blog

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Death of an Alchemist, Mary Lawrence, Bianca Goddard Mystery, Tudor mystery

Kensington Books

Trade Paper, eBook

ISBN-13: 978-1-61773-712-1

"A must read!" -RT Reviews 

"Colorful alchemical lore and vividly imagined..." -Publishers Weekly

"...just great fiction!"-I Read What You Write Blog

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   Book 2,  A Bianca Goddard Mystery

"[Lawrence]...is a talented storyteller"--Historical Novel Society

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The Alchemist's Daughter, Mary Lawrence, Bianca Goddard mystery, Tudor mystery
Book 1,  A Bianca Goddard Mystery

                Kensington Books

 Trade Paper, eBook

          ISBN-13: 978-1-61773-710-7

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Kensington published the Bianca Goddard Mysteries books 1-4. The Alchemist's Daughter begins the journey followed by Death of an Alchemist. The third book, Death at St. Vedast, released in January, 2017. The fourth book in the series, The Alchemist of Lost Souls, released in May 2019. The Lost Boys of London, published by Red Puddle Print released in May 2020. I invite you to read a little more about the series, my sleuth--Bianca, alchemy, and Tudor London. Sign up for my newsletter, Alchemy and Mystery, and I'll send you interesting tidbits about alchemy, herbs, my research, news, and release dates.

I'll be at the New England Crime Bake Nov 12-14. Join me for a panel discussion on historical mystery writing Saturday 9-10:15 am