Apricots and Wolfsbane
Lavinia Maud craves the moment the last wisps of life leave her victim’s bodies—to behold the effects of her own poison creations. Believing confession erases the sin of murder, her morbid desires are in unity with faith, though she could never justify her skill to the magistrate she loves.
At the start of the 16th century in Tudor England, Lavinia’s marks grow from tavern drunks to nobility, but rising prestige brings increased risk. When the magistrate suspects her ruse, he pressures the priest into breaking her confessional seal, pitting Lavinia’s instincts as an assassin against the tenets of love and faith. She balances revenge with her struggle to develop a tasteless poison and avoid the wrath of her ruthless patron.
With her ideals in conflict, Lavinia must decide which will satisfy her heart: love, faith, or murder—but the betrayals are just beginning.
"Delicious. Apricots and Wolfsbane is a unique thriller packed with impressive research into historical poisons. Fast-paced, grim, and darkly funny, Pohlkamp's prose are intoxicating." - Jessica Cale, author of Tyburn
"This dark, fast-paced tale keeps you guessing from the first page.” - Tony Riches, author of the Tudor Trilogy
About K.M. Pohlkamp (Houston, Texas Author)
K.M. Pohlkamp is a blessed wife, proud mother of two young children, and an aerospace engineer who works in Mission Control. She operated guidance, navigation and control systems for the Space Shuttle and currently supports development of upcoming manned-space vehicles.
A Cheesehead by birth, K.M. now resides in Texas and writes historical fiction to maintain her sanity. Her other hobbies include ballet and piano. K.M. has come a long way from the wallpaper and cardboard books she created as a child. Her Tudor thriller, Apricots and Wolfsbane, was published by Filles Vertes Publishing in October, and follows the career of a female poison assassin.