In Poison Most Vial, this astounding tale woven together by suspense, pity, and mystery; author Benedict Carey accomplishes an unreachable goal: a story the equivalent of A study in Scarlett. The characters you will grow to love just as I did solve a mystery like no other. Ruby Rose and Rex must convince the world that Ruby’s father was not involved in a full-out murder. Their list of accomplices is not long: Simon, a strange character who likes it that way, Sharon, a fellow schoolgirl who is handy with a computer, and the old lady upstairs, Mrs. Whitmore, who knows a tremendous amount about chemistry. The odds may be against them but, well, who knows?