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Feast of Poisons

Paul C. Doherty, C. L. Grace. Minotaur Books, $23.95 (256pp) ISBN 978-0-312-31014-1

In C.L. Grace's A Feast of Poisons: A Kathryn Swinbrooke Mystery, the engrossing seventh entry in this 15th-century historical series (after 2003's A Maze of Murders), England's Lord Henry is in delicate negotiations with emissaries from the French king, Louis XI. The mysterious death of the lord's wife, as well as the fatal poisonings of a blacksmith and his wife, provide a challenge that will test Kathryn's sleuthing skills to their limit. Grace is the pseudonym of British author Paul Doherty.