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The Resource The Secret Poisoner

The Secret Poisoner

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The Secret Poisoner
Title
The Secret Poisoner
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Subject
Summary
"This fine social history charts the changing patterns of using poison" and the forensic methods developed to detect it in the Victorian Era (The Guardian, UK). Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in some ways even defined the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with scientific and legal authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. Separating fact from Hollywood fiction, Stratmann corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and their deadly effects. She also documents how the motives for poisoning—which often involved domestic unhappiness—evolved as marriage and child protection laws began to change. Combining archival research with vivid storytelling, Stratmann charts the era's inexorable rise of poison cases
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Stratmann, Linda
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • True Crime
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
  • History
Label
The Secret Poisoner
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d9254b87-461d-44b0-9fa0-19392660afdd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780300219548
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Secret Poisoner
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d9254b87-461d-44b0-9fa0-19392660afdd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780300219548
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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