The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder

The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder

Linda Stratmann


Murder via poison alarmed, enthralled, and in lots of methods encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s darkish and opulent social background unearths the 19th century as a ugly battleground the place poisoners went head-to-head with experts who strove to observe poisons, keep an eye on their availability, and produce the to blame to justice. She corrects many misconceptions approximately specific poisons and files how the evolution of concerns equivalent to marital rights and the felony defense of kids impacted poisonings. Combining archival learn with a novelist’s eye, Stratmann charts the era’s inexorable upward push of poison circumstances either stunning and sad.

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