BASED ON A TRUE STORY
In Roaring 20’s New York, a feisty orphan rises from the slums to become a doctor. When no one will hire a female, Josephine Reva, M.D. hangs her shingle in Brooklyn as the area's first woman doctor. Her loyalty to the Hippocratic Oath will be tested under Prohibition, but Josephine has graver concerns. She's fighting for women's equality, and she isn't going to stop using her botanical poison cures.
Murder intrudes when a man is found dead from Aconite, a beautiful flower known as the "Queen of Poisons". The Chief Detective suspects Josephine, and the two begin a cat and mouse chase. Josephine must race to prove her innocence. She goes undercover as a flapper to spy, but complications arise when she falls for a debonair suspect.
Can Josephine unmask the murderer? Can she follow her heart and save her career, while keeping her dark secrets hidden?
"Aconite: Queen of Poisons by L.M. Jorden is an exciting and engaging story with a well-developed plot and characters. Jorden has put in an extensive amount of medical and historical research… the main character is a real person, and Jorden brings her struggles and accomplishments to life through this exciting story." - Readers' Favorites