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The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder by [Stratmann, Linda]
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“Poisoning, Linda Stratmann makes clear in this extravagantly detailed history, was one of the great fears of the 19th century… Filling her pages with case after case, she pursues her subject with the dogged persistence of a laboratory analyst.”—Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times
(Andrew Holgate Sunday Times 2016-03-20)

The Secret Poisoner chronicles an amazing array of poisonings… Stratmann is highly skilled at combining brevity with colour, her rapid succession of poisonings soon coalesces into an overall pattern.”—Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
(Craig Brown Mail on Sunday 2016-03-27)

“A riveting history on the employment of poisons and the rise of regulations on them . . . mystery readers will be intrigued by the murderous methods and their effects on victims.”—Library Journal
(Library Journal)

“Linda Stratmann makes a fine job of chronicling the cat-and-mouse contest between poisoners on the one hand and science and law on the other…ghoulishly fascinating”—Jacqueline Banerjie, TLS
(Jacqueline Banerjee TLS 2016-04-21)

“There’s fire in [Stratmann’s] sociological thesis that poison murder was a “secret” crime, the chosen method of voiceless women, children and servants — those who had no legal power within the Victorian patriarchal system.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
(Marilyn Stasio New York Times Book Review)

About the Author

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.

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  • File Size: 5719 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 1 edition (March 22, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CESQNFQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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