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Sarah Penner is an American New York Times and internationally bestselling author of historical fiction and historical mystery novels.

She is best known for writing the bestselling The Lost Apothecary (2021), which has not only been translated into 40 different languages but is also set to be adapted into a drama series by Fox.

Born and raised in northeast Kansas, Sarah graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in finance before proceeding to work in corporate finance for thirteen years.

Now a full-time writer, Sarah currently resides with her husband in Florida.

Whenever she isn’t working, she enjoys hiking, running, yoga, and cooking.

Sarah also sits on the Board of Directors at her local animal shelter, Friends of Strays.

More about Sarah Penner

Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

United States


Non Series

  • The Lost Apothecary (2021)
  • The London Séance Society (2023)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Lost Apothecary

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.

Author: Sarah Penner
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0778311973
Publisher: Park Row
The London Séance Society

Two daring women hunt for truth and justice in the perilous art of conjuring the dead.

1873. At an abandoned château on the outskirts of Paris, a dark séance is about to take place, led by acclaimed spiritualist Vaudeline D’Allaire. Known worldwide for her talent in conjuring the spirits of murder victims to ascertain the identities of the people who killed them, she is highly sought after by widows and investigators alike.

Lenna Wickes has come to Paris to find answers about her sister’s death, but to do so, she must embrace the unknown and overcome her own logic-driven bias against the occult. When Vaudeline is beckoned to England to solve a high-profile murder, Lenna accompanies her as an understudy. But as the women team up with the powerful men of London’s exclusive Séance Society to solve the mystery, they begin to suspect that they are not merely out to solve a crime, but perhaps entangled in one themselves…

Author: Sarah Penner
First Release: 2023
Ebook: B0B1BDQC2F
Publisher: Park Row