The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder (Paperback)

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The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780300250053
ISBN-10: 0300250053
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: November 18th, 2019
Pages: 344
Language: English
'I love Linda Stratmann’s non fiction work. This is a beautifully researched and written history of poisoners - so vivid you can see yourself there on every page.' - Peter James, author of You're Dead