The Poisoner's Ring: A Rip Through Time Novel (Rip Through Time Novels #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Rip Through Time Novels series.


A modern-day homicide detective is working as an undertaker's assistant in Victorian Scotland when a serial poisoner attacks the men of Edinburgh and leaves their widows under suspicion.

Edinburgh, 1869:
Modern-day homicide detective Mallory Atkinson is adjusting to her new life in Victorian Scotland. Her employers know she’s not housemaid Catriona Mitchell—even though Mallory is in Catriona’s body—and Mallory is now officially an undertaker’s assistant. Dr. Duncan Gray moonlights as a medical examiner, and their latest case hits close to home. Men are dropping dead from a powerful poison, and all signs point to the grieving widows… the latest of which is Gray’s oldest sister.

Poison is said to be a woman’s weapon, though Mallory has to wonder if it’s as simple as that. But she must tread carefully. Every move the household makes is being watched, and who knows where the investigation will lead.

New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong is known for her exquisite world building, and this latest series is no exception. The Poisoner's Ring brings the intricacies of Victorian Scotland alive as Mallory again searches for a 19th-century killer as well as a way home.

About the Author

Kelley Armstrong is the author of over fifty novels, including the Rip Through Time mysteries and the horror novel, Hemlock Island. She lives with her family in Canada.

Praise For…

"Armstrong’s intriguing and atmospheric time-travel mystery will appeal to readers who enjoy historical detail." –Library Journal (starred review)

"Armstrong fashions a satisfying narrative out of familiar parts and nails her lead’s cheeky, anachronistic narration. This is winningly silly and satisfying." –Publishers Weekly

“An absorbing read. Highly recommended.”—Historical Novel Society

"Between the setting, the strong and likable characters, and Armstrong's ability to create a solid mystery, this series is one that will continue to delight."—Book Reporter

“The Poisoner’s Ring is great fun from beginning to end…Challenges her stalwart hero with obstacle after obstacle in fashioning a character of rare depth and likeability. Not to be missed!”—Book Trib

“Kelley Armstrong proves herself to be an expert storyteller, spinning an enchanting tale packed with numerous plot twists. As the story escalates, it culminates in a thrilling and unexpected climax that leaves some questions unanswered, hinting at more adventures to come.”—Mystery and Suspense

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250820037
ISBN-10: 1250820030
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Rip Through Time Novels