poison2 The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society #6) by Amanda Quick

From the dust jacket:

Plagued by rumors that she poisoned her fiancé, Lucinda Bromley manages to live on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants — and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. For the notorious botanist possesses a unique talent: she can detect almost any type of poison, especially ones that have their origins in the botanical kingdom.

But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core.  To keep her name out of the investigation and to find the murderer, Lucinda hires a fellow Arcane Society member. Caleb Jones runs a psychical investigation agency. A descendant of the founder of the Society, he is very good at protecting its secrets — and frighteningly good getting at the truth.

But as a nearly overwhelming desire blooms between Caleb and Lucinda, they are drawn into the dark heart of a deadly conspiracy that can be traced to the early days of the Arcane Society.

My thoughts:

This is another great entry in the Arcane Society series. I love these books. They’re quick, fun, light reads.

In this one, the heroine has a botany talent that’s pretty interesting and helpful in solving crimes. The hero is a Jones, but they fit together well, and she actually realizes it. They don’t spend three-fourths of the book fighting the connection like so-often happens.

Romance, suspense and adventure in a Victorian England setting. What more could I ask for?