Victorian botanist Lucinda Bromley has a rare talent: the ability to detect almost any type of poison. She also tends many rare plants, including a species of fern that was stolen from her conservatory just last month--and which turns up in a poison that was used in a nobleman's murder.
To keep her name out of the investigation and to find the killer, Lucinda hires a fellow Arcane Society member. The founder of a psychical investigation agency, Caleb Jones is very good at protecting the Society's secrets--and frighteningly good at getting the truth.
As a nearly overwhelming desire blooms between Caleb and Lucinda, they are drawn into the dark heart of a deadly conspiracy--and into a legacy of madness that could plunge Caleb into the depths of his own tortured soul...
"A fast-paced Victorian-era novel of paranormal romantic suspense."--The Seattle Times
"Fascinating...Once again, Quick expertly, even magically, dispenses delectably witty dialogue, simmering sexual chemistry and a plot laced with secrets, dangers and surprises."--Booklist
"Seductiveness and clever plotting combine with Quick's classic zingy wit to produce a funny, fast-paced romp that will please readers."--Library Journal
"Quick invents two dazzling nineteenth-century sleuths who combine paranormal prowess and raw sexual heat. But if they excel at fooling Mother Nature, it's their all-too-human nature that brings this uncommon Victorian duo to life."--Publishers Weekly
"An exhilarating historical romantic suspense that is filled with a strong cast, terrific twisting plots and a sense of time running out that grips the audience with a need to know the outcome in one sitting...a great Victorian sleuthing duet."--Midwest Book Review