The Secret Poisoner: A Century Of Murder

November 18, 2019|
The Secret Poisoner: A Century Of Murder by Linda Stratmann
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Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. She corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and documents how the evolution of issues such as marital rights and the legal protection of children impacted poisonings. Combining archival research with a novelist’s eye, Stratmann charts the era’s inexorable rise of poison cases both shocking and sad.
Linda Stratmann is the author of several nonfiction books, including The Marquess of Queensberry.
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Title:The Secret Poisoner: A Century Of Murder
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:344 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:344 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:November 18, 2019
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300250053

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