The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder by Linda Stratmann

By Linda Stratmann

Murder by way of poison alarmed, enthralled, and in lots of methods encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s darkish and opulent social background finds the 19th century as a ugly battleground the place poisoners went head-to-head with professionals who strove to become aware of poisons, keep an eye on their availability, and produce the accountable to justice. She corrects many misconceptions approximately specific poisons and files how the evolution of concerns resembling marital rights and the criminal security of kids impacted poisonings. Combining archival examine with a novelist’s eye, Stratmann charts the era’s inexorable upward thrust of poison circumstances either stunning and sad.

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