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The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder
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Linda Stratmann
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The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder

Linda Stratmann


9780300250053

Yale University Press


True crime;
History;
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900


Paperback

344 pages

$34.99
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Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated 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 authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. She corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and documents how the evolution of issues such as marital rights and the legal protection of children impacted poisonings. Combining archival research with a novelist's eye, Stratmann charts the era's inexorable rise of poison cases both shocking and sad.

By:   Linda Stratmann
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 127mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780300250053
ISBN 10:   0300250053
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Linda Stratmann is an expert on Victorian crime and the author of several nonfiction books, including Yale's The Marquess of Queensberry. She lives in London.


'I love Linda Stratmann's non fiction work. This is a beautifully researched and written history of poisoners - so vivid you can see yourself there on every page.' - Peter James, author of You're Dead

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