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A Beautiful Poison by [Kang, Lydia]
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From the Editor

Writing a historical novel is no easy feat—especially one with a mystery at its heart. But Lydia Kang makes it seem effortless. I could taste the champagne flowing at New York society parties, see the glow of radium from the factories, and feel the dank chill of the morgues along the river.

Just where does a writer come up with this stuff? Kang didn’t have to look far to find inspiration. It turns out she spent her days as a medical student, resident, and attending physician at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals in the United States and home to the city’s first office of the chief medical examiner. There she became rather obsessed with poisons and pandemics and wars, and it wasn’t long before she hatched the characters of Allene, Birdie, and Jasper in the tumultuous year of 1918, walking the hallowed halls of Bellevue and gritty streets of New York City, investigating murders in their own lives, while New York stood on the knife’s edge between World War I and the Roaring Twenties.

Add a murder plot complicated by the Spanish flu, which is killing both innocents and suspects alike, and we have a story line unlike anything I’ve ever come across. I was so immersed in the setting and so taken with the characters that I didn’t see the end coming. And wow, what an ending! I won’t give anything away, but I will say that it’s absolutely brilliant and absolutely unforgettable.

- Jodi Warshaw, Editor


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“With an erudite cast and mystery as morbid as 1918 New York in the grip of plague, A Beautiful Poison is as intoxicating as its title. Smart, compelling, and deliciously addicting. Kang is a deadly wit.” —Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Progeny and Firstborn

“An absolute gem for murder mystery fans, with a perfect period feel and fascinating forensic detail.” —Lindsay Jayne Ashford, author of The Color of Secrets and The Woman on the Orient Express

“An intriguing blend of history and suspense, A Beautiful Poison kept me guessing until the very end. Lydia Kang masterfully conjures up the world of early twentieth-century New York, and her characters are appealingly complex, making for plenty of satisfying plot twists. Ultimately, this is far more than a murder mystery: it’s a story about friendship, and the intertwined fates of Allene, Jasper, and Birdie will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.” —Elizabeth Blackwell, author of In the Shadow of Lakecrest

“The perfect blend of mystery, history, and science, Lydia Kang’s A Beautiful Poison is an entertaining read from beginning to end. A classic whodunnit with a touch of dark humor, Kang’s first adult novel will hopefully not be her last.” —Jennifer Hillier, author of Creep and The Butcher

About the Author

Lydia Kang is a physician and author of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and currently lives in the midwest, where she continues to practice internal medicine.


Product details

  • File Size: 2822 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (August 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N2I97RN
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #810 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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