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

Kathryn Harkup

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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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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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