A Poisoner's Tale by Cathryn Kemp

A Poisoner’s Tale

Rome, 1656

In the backstreets of the Eternal City lies an apothecary – a one-stop shop for every woman’s needs. Salves for wounds and heartbreak. Herbs for childbirth. Tarot readings to tell their fortunes. And an undetectable poison that can kill in four drops.

Alongside her circle of female poisoners, healer and herbalist Giulia Tofana uses the tincture to free the downtrodden women of Rome from their abusive husbands.

But even in a time of a plague, it does not go unnoticed when the noblemen of Rome begin to fall like flies. With a newly-elected Pope determined to rid the city of heretics and witches, and the Holy Inquisition on her trail, Giulia is in more danger than ever. . .

How far will she go for the women who need her help?

A Poisoner’s Tale is a spellbinding reimagining of real historical events.