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The Secret Poisoner

(2016)
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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.



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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 0-300-20473-6 / 978-0-300-20473-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 0-300-25005-3 / 978-0-300-25005-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU