The Italian Potion
—Bewley, Edward.
EBook
2012

Alchemists and courtiers seek to confound Francis Wyld as he investigates the death of a Frenchman in London in 1663. Wyld, a gentleman adventurer and sometime philosopher, is asked by close friend Robert Delaney to find a priceless alchemical text which the Frenchman was to deliver to him. The quest leads to Whitehall where it becomes intertwined with the political and religious intrigue within the court of Charles II. Meanwhile, Wyld's own fate is threatened by the attentions of one of the King's mistresses, Lady Castlemaine. Tragedy and treason are destined to follow. Can Wyld bring to just.

Item Details
Subjects:
1600 - 1699
Alchemy -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
FICTION -- Historical.
Great Britain -- History -- Charles II, 1660-1685 -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
ISBN:
9780709097808 (electronic bk.)
0709097808 (electronic bk.)
Publisher, Date:
New York : Robert Hale, 2012.
Description:
1 online resource (317 pages)
Notes:
Access limited to Parkland Regional Library members.
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Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Table of Contents; CHAPTER 1 : Monsieur Eustace Vouet; CHAPTER 2 : A Death in Southwark; CHAPTER 3 : The King's Physician Conducts an Autopsy; CHAPTER 4 : Mr Wyld Makes Some Unexpected Discoveries; CHAPTER 5 : The Chambers of Whitehall; CHAPTER 6 : Lady Castlemaine's Table; CHAPTER 7 : A Cipher is Decoded; CHAPTER 8 : Mr Starkey's Elaboratory; CHAPTER 9 : A Pox House in Leather Lane; CHAPTER 10 : The Questor Unmasked; CHAPTER 11 : Miss Hamilton is Distressed; CHAPTER 12 : Villainy in Covent Garden; CHAPTER 13 : An Alchemical Circle Revealed.
CHAPTER 14 : By Sedan to St James's ParkCHAPTER 15 : A Rendezvous with Lord Illminster; CHAPTER 16 : From Drury Lane to Whitehall; CHAPTER 17 : A Saraband with Miss Hamilton, a Corant with Lady Castlemaine; CHAPTER 18 : Colonel Hamilton Gives His Blessing; CHAPTER 19 : The Death of an Alchemist; CHAPTER 20 : Lady Villiers' Correspondence; CHAPTER 21 : An Assassin Strikes; CHAPTER 22 : Mr Hooke's Counsel; CHAPTER 23 : A Trap is Laid; CHAPTER 24 : Lady Hinchbrooke's Confession; CHAPTER 25 : The King Hears Mr Wyld; CHAPTER 26 : Lord Illminster's Residence; CHAPTER 27 : A Funeral in Aldreth.
CHAPTER 28 : Mr Delaney is ContriteCHAPTER 29 : An Alchemical Tryst; CHAPTER 30 : Mr Wyld Seeks a Commission; Copyright.
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