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The inheritor's powder : a cautionary tale of poison, betrayal and greed
The inheritor's powder : a cautionary tale of poison, betrayal and greed
Hempel, Sandra2014
Articles
This is the story of how an infamous murder case led to the birth of modern toxicology. In the 19th century criminal poisoning with arsenic was frighteningly easy. For a few pence and with few questions asked, it was possible to buy enough poison to kill off an entire family, hence arsenic's popular name: the Inheritor's Powder. Yet if poisoning was easy, it was a notoriously difficult crime to prove.
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Imprint:
London : Phoenix, 2014.London : Phoenix, 2014.
Collation:
viii, 280 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781780222226 (pbk)
Dewey class:
364.1523364.1523 HEM364.1523HEM
Local class:
364.1523
Language:
English
BRN:
1570195
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