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A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie - Community Reviews back

by Kathryn Harkup
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Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it 3 years ago
Book: A is for Arsenic, The Poisons of Agatha Christie Author: Kathryn Harkup Genre: Non-Fiction/Chemistry/Murder/True Crime/Mystery Summary: Agatha Christie reveled in the use of poison to kill off unfortunate victims in her books; indeed, she employed it more than any other murder method, wi...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 4 years ago
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
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
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
BrokenTune rated it 6 years ago
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
Murder by Death rated it 6 years ago
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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