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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.

MAY 2020

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

The Lost Boys of London
Book 5

Red Puddle Print

Trade paper, ebook

ISBN-13:978-1734-7361-06

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Official release April 28

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"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 an author who will take you there, with the intrepid Bianca as your guide." --Criminal Element

"...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 C.J.Sansom Matthew Shardlake series."--Booklist

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

        Kensington Books

       Trade paper, ebook

ISBN-13:978-1496715319

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 an author who will take you there, with the intrepid Bianca as your guide." --Criminal Element

"...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 C.J.Sansom Matthew Shardlake series."--Booklist

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

        Kensington Books

       Trade paper, ebook

ISBN-13:978-1496715319

A Suspense Magazine "Best Historical Mystery of 2019!"
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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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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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Book 1,  A Bianca Goddard Mystery

                Kensington Books

 Trade Paper, eBook

          ISBN-13: 978-1-61773-710-7

Suspense Magazine Best Books, The Alchemist's Daughter, Mary Lawrence

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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 will release 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.

What's up with book 5?

A month ago Kensington announced they would not be publishing The Lost Boys of London. The preorders had not met their threshold. Since then, I have been scrambling to publish the book in both ebook and trade paper through the usual channels of purchase. The alternative was to have shopped the book around to other publishers which may have taken a year. Production would be another 15 months at least. I made the decision to work off the finished, copyedited manuscript and learn the ropes of publishing it on my own.
So, the result is Red Puddle Print. I was able to secure an image from the UK photographer who was behind the beautiful images on previous books. A young art grad worked up the cover and logo for my print in remarkably quick fashion. I believe the finished book is as good as a traditional publisher's. What I don't have is the PR and media support of a big publishing house. (But the truth is, that has always been minimal.)
The bottom line is, use the links on this website to get to purchase pages. Barnes & Noble and Amazon have links to preorder the print copy. If you order at your local book store, bring them the ISBN number listed above so they can find it in the database.
Ebook copies are available everywhere for preorder.
Thank you as always to my faithful readers. I'm working to get a wider audience for Bianca's adventures. You haven't seen the last of Bianca, or me.