My new historical thriller, Deadly Cure, is just out. It got outstanding trade reviews, including a starred Publishers Weekly. "Set in New York City in 1899, this exceptional thriller exposes the underside of American medicine... Goldstone again blends fact and fiction seamlessly." Booklist wrote, "A fascinating perspective on the introduction and misuse of patent medicines, this puzzler makes a forceful statement against the kinds of drugs that are still a problem today. With strong female characters, twisted bad guys, and a suspenseful, fast-moving plot, this immensely readable historical mystery compares well with Anne Perry’s A Sunless Sea (2012) and E.S. Thomson’s Beloved Poison (2016)." Library Journal said, "Goldstone follows his acclaimed debut historical mystery, The Anatomy of Deception, with another vibrant and distinctive forensic page-turner."
It also got a terrific review by Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times. "Lawrence Goldstone presents a chilling account of the deadly respiratory diseases (and even deadlier medical treatments) that are claiming the lives of Brooklyn children during the hard winter of 1899... not even New York's governor, Theodore Roosevelt, has the clout to rein in 'the vast web of corruption in our pharmaceutical industry' that has cost so many lives and introduced the world to some killer drugs."
And I did a piece for Criminal Element on writing historical thrillers.
And for all of you who were breathlessly waiting for the paperback of The Astronomer, it’s out.
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