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Mary Lawrence

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The Bianca Goddard Mysteries are set in Tudor London during the final years of King Henry VIII's reign. Bianca is the daughter of an infamous alchemist who uses her 'wits' and sometimes alchemy to solve murders among the commoners. The series consists of (in order) THE ALCHEMIST'S DAUGHTER, DEATH OF AN ALCHEMIST, and DEATH AT ST. VEDAST, and THE ALCHEMIST OF LOST SOULS. THE LOST BOYS OF LONDON released in May 2020.

I'm a Hoosier at heart, but now I live and farm in Maine. For over 25 years I worked in hospitals and labs as a cytotechnologist. Writing helped me escape my boredom and I became interested in Tudor history. On the side, I wrote indexes for publishers and academics. My articles have been published by the national news blog, The D
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Mary Lawrence Hi Sheri,
Thanks for following the series! The finished manuscript is due on my editor's desk March 1. I'm hoping I can push them to get it out in 2018…more
Hi Sheri,
Thanks for following the series! The finished manuscript is due on my editor's desk March 1. I'm hoping I can push them to get it out in 2018. But the first draft is done and I'm cleaning it up now. No title has been decided yet. That's up to marketing and my editor. (less)
Mary Lawrence Hi Kathy,
So far, 5 are contracted. I haven't decided if that is going to be it or not; of course it depends on Kensington, too. I have an idea for a d…more
Hi Kathy,
So far, 5 are contracted. I haven't decided if that is going to be it or not; of course it depends on Kensington, too. I have an idea for a different story set in the same time period. I'm just playing it by ear right now. (less)
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