London, 1923. Newly minted research assistant Saffron Everleigh attends a dinner party for the University College of London. While she expects to engage in conversations about the university's large expedition to the Amazon, she doesn’t expect Mrs. Henry, one of the professors’ wives to drop to the floor, poisoned by an unknown toxin.
Dr. Maxwell, Saffron’s mentor, is the main suspect, having had an explosive argument with Dr. Henry a few days prior. As evidence mounts against Dr. Maxwell and the expedition's departure draws nearer, Saffron realizes if she wants her mentor's name cleared, she’ll have to do it herself.
Joined by enigmatic Alexander Ashton, a fellow researcher, Saffron uses her knowledge of botany as she explores steamy greenhouses, dark gardens, and deadly poisons. Will she be able to uncover the truth or will her investigation land her on the murderer’s list?
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This story was everything I dreamed it would be and more !! Saffron Everleigh you have a new biggest fan. I practically inhaled it! Set in London 1923, research assistant Saffron Everleigh is thrust into the middle of a poisoning/almost murder investigation!! Together with the help of the charming Alexander Ashton, Saffron must help clear the name of her accused professor. I'm just going to be here singing praises for this book until the end of time because I truly had the best time. What a brilliant read! Saffron was such a great main character - sometimes main characters tend to be a little annoying but friends this was not one of those times. I simply can not wait for Book 2. This was such an atmospheric read and the reader could really feel the depth of the story. I loved all the descriptions and history !! I not only had a blast reading this but learned so much along the way! You could tell that this was such a well researched book so hats off to you Miss Kate A Botanists Guide to Parties and Poisons only releases in 2022 but I am way to excited about this release and had to post my thoughts immediately😂❤️