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Sara Poole is the pen name of a NY Times bestselling author who is branching out to write historical novels.
Her long-time fascination with Renaissance Italy and with the Borgias in particular has led her in this new direction. It corresponds nicely with her interest in botany as especially regards the poisonous plants flourishing all around us. Sara lives in the Northeast with her husband and a menagerie of animals who are discouraged from nibbling on anything outside.


Average rating: 3.77 · 5,035 ratings · 553 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Poison (The Poisoner Myster...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 3,228 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
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The Borgia Betrayal (The Po...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,163 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Borgia Mistress (The Po...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 644 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Brel and Chanson: A Critica...
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The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch
The Fleet Street Murders (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #3)
by Charles Finch (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2009
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It's official: I'm addicted to Charles Finch's delightful Victorian mysteries featuring the very noble, in every sense of the word, Charles Lenox. In this outing, Lenox faces a tangle of intrigue as he investigates what lies behind the almost simulta...more
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New York by Edward Rutherfurd
New York
by Edward Rutherfurd (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2009
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I approach an Edward Rutherfurd opus with a bit of trepidation, knowing as I do that so engrossing a storyteller writing on such an epic scale will compel my time and attention regardless of what else beckons. As a native New Yorker, I anticipated fi...more
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A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
A Reliable Wife
by Robert Goolrick
read in January, 2010
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I read this eerie tale while ensconced in front of a roaring fire, a good thing since Goolrick's fiction debut vividly evokes the bone deep chill of a Wisconsin winter. Seeped in sensuality--repressed and otherwise--and with a fine Gothic sensibility...more
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Delilah by India Edghill
Delilah: A Novel
by India Edghill
read in December, 2009
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Nothing short of spellbinding, this retelling of the classic tale of Samson and Delilah at once upends the traditional story while immensely enriching and deepening it. Edghill beautifully captures the clash of ancient kingdoms through what is at hea...more
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The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
The Kingdom of Ohio
by Matthew Flaming (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2010
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An intriguing premise plays well with fascinating characters, including some drawn straight from history, and an unorthodox narrative form to create a compelling read. Flaming's debut novel reveals an author confident enough in his skills--justly so-...more
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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince
by Niccolò Machiavelli
read in January, 1985
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Some authors make the bestseller lists; some win Nobel prizes; only a precious few are eternalized in the language itself. Machiavelli earned his place in our consciousness and our vocabulary with a single work, “The Prince”, at once a shocking, rive...more
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Cesare Borgia by Sarah Bradford
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The companion work to her superb “Lucrezia Borgia”, Bradford’s exploration of the life of Lucrezia’s highly controversial brother offers an insightful look into the world of late 15th century/early 16th century Rome and Europe in general. Born the il...more
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Murder of a Medici Princess by Caroline P. Murphy
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Part of my fascination with the Renaissance stems from the extraordinary alignment of beauty and corruption that characterizes the period. Just as some of the most magnificent prose in the English language was written in the highly repressive “police...more
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London by Edward Rutherfurd
London
by Edward Rutherfurd (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 1998
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I’ve been a fan of Rutherfurd’s since reading his debut novel, “Sarum”. “London” remains my favorite, possibly because of my great fondness for that city but also because of the bang-up job Rutherfurd does bringing it to life. He starts at the beginn...more
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“We have all made mistakes, each and every one of us. The trick is to not keep making them over and over.” “I don’t,” I said, not modestly but truthfully. “I keep finding new mistakes to make. I suspect that I have a genius for it.”
Sara Poole, Poison

“How is it possible for people to have so much power yet be so stupid?”
Sara Poole, The Borgia Betrayal

“We have all made mistakes, each and every one of us. The trick is to not keep making them over and over.”
Sara Poole, Poison

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