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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie - Kathryn Harkup
A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie's detailed plotting is what makes her books so compelling. Christie used poison to kill her characters more often than any other murder method, with the poison itself being a central part of the novel, and her choice of deadly substances was far from random; the chemical and... show more
Agatha Christie's detailed plotting is what makes her books so compelling. Christie used poison to kill her characters more often than any other murder method, with the poison itself being a central part of the novel, and her choice of deadly substances was far from random; the chemical and physiological characteristics of each poison provide vital clues to discovery of th
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Format: Kindle Edition
ASIN: B00WK3FGSQ
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Non Fiction, Science
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
3.5 Should come with several prescriptions / warning labels:
The first caveat, obviously, being "don't ever try this at home." Most of the poisons Harkup discusses are much harder to obtain these days than in Agatha Christie's time, so for most of them the risk of being used as a murder weapon may have been mitigated in the interim, but that's not true for a...
Elentarri's Book Blog
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3.5 A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup
TITLE: A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie AUTHOR: Kathryn Harkup DATE PUBLISHED: 2015 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781472911308 ___________________________ From the blurb: "People are fascinated by murder. The popularity of murder mystery books, TV series, and ...
BrokenTune
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5.0 A is for Arsenic - The Poisons of Agatha Christie
In a courtroom in France a few years before the murder in question, a prosecuting lawyer who was unsuccessfully trying to prove a case of murder by morphine declared thus: ‘Henceforth, let us tell would-be poisoners … use plant poisons. Fear nothing; your crime will go unpunished. There is no corpus...
Murder by Death
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4.5 A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie
This one is for all the Agatha Christie fans out there who also love science. Harkup devotes a chapter to each of the 14 poisons Christie used to eliminate so many of her victims over the course of 56 years writing mysteries. In each chapter she discusses the history of each poison's discovery, i...
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