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Currently discussing: A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Kathryn Harkup

Finished reading & discussing
2018-05-01 to 2018-05-31

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JL's Bibliomania
I've read a few chapters, and as a non-Christie person didn't find it all that compelling. Going on the "Read-in" shelf. "Read-in" is rather like a soft DNF, that I might ge...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Early days ... :D
Elentarri's Book Blog
LOL I'm still not going to pick up a Christie novel. ;)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Success! :D
Elentarri's Book Blog
This book gets better as Harkup starts dealing with poisons I'm less familiar with. :) I even read some of the Christie parts - depending on how long they got.

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie
Murder by Death
Since this is a re-read for me, and I stand by my original review/rating, this post will serve as my final reading update. As such a few thoughts on the final three entires: ...
Reading progress update: I've read 221 out of 320 pages.
Murder by Death
Phosphorus: Of all the undignified ways to glow in the dark... and almost, but not quite, as horrible a way to die as strychnine.
Reading progress update: I've read 202 out of 320 pages.
Murder by Death
Opium: It seems no matter what form you take, all roads lead to morphine.
Reading progress update: I've read 156 out of 320 pages.
Murder by Death
Nicotine. Two Three thoughts come to mind after reading this chapter. The first: I have to wonder how many possible medical applications we could have found throughout the ...
Reading progress update: I've read 236 out of 320 pages.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Phosphorus and Ricin -- two particularly nasty ones. And the way she's describing the discovery of phosphorus, it sounds like something straight out of a sorcerer's lab ... b...

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Should come with several prescriptions / warning labels:
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
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...
A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup
Elentarri's Book Blog
TITLE: A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie AUTHOR: Kathryn Harkup DATE PUBLISHED: 2015 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781472911308 _____________________...

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