marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

The Apothecary Diaries 03

The Apothecary Diaries 03 by Natsu Hyuuga

Another manga of detection and life in the castle -- this time, also in the nearby pleasure quarter where Maomao grew up.

It deals with her analyzing a poisoning in the last volume, and other intrigue, the significance of hairpins, a trick that a courtesan does with a drink, a sister angry because of her sister's suicide, Maomao's owing money, salt, and more.

Nothing explicit, though the setting does show. (And the pleasure quarter is a nasty place.)
Tags: fiction reviews: mundane, fiction reviews: mystery, graphic novel/manga

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