Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Supporting your high street Find out how »
The Secret Poisoner : A Century of Murder, EPUB eBook

The Secret Poisoner : A Century of Murder EPUB

EPUB

Please note: eBooks can only be purchased with a UK issued credit card and all our eBooks (ePub and PDF) are DRM protected.

Description

';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 poisoningwhich often involved domestic unhappinessevolved 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.

Information

Other Formats

Also by Linda Stratmann   |  View all