The Lost Apothecary: Sarah Penner in conversation with Kristin Harmel

Virtual Book Launch Celebration!
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 8:00pm
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Join Phoenix Books and Park Row Books for a ONE-NIGHT ONLY special virtual event for Sarah Penner’s The Lost Apothecary.  Sarah will be in conversation with Kristin Harmel.

This will be a free Crowdcast event on March 3rd at 8:00 pm eastern. Please reserve your spot here.

Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman.

Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.

“A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress

A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary…

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.

With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

Sarah Penner is the author of the debut novel The Lost Apothecary, forthcoming March 2021 from Park Row Books, and to be translated into eleven territories worldwide. Sarah works full-time in finance and is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Florida with their miniature dachshund, Zoe. To learn more, visit

Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker's Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into 29 languages and sold all over the world. A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz. After graduating with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida, Kristin spent time living in Paris and Los Angeles and now lives in Orlando with her husband and young son. She is the co-founder and co-host of the popular web series and podcast FRIENDS & FICTION.

How to register

Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our authors! 

To purchase a copy of The Lost Apothecary  with a signed bookplate from our website please click HERE.  If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery after it has been signed. Thanks for supporting our author.

The event will stream on Crowdcast, please click here to register.