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Poison romance and poison mysteries

Author: C J S Thompson
Publisher: The Floating Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poisons have long been the weapon of choice of nefarious ne'er-do-wells seeking to inflict harm on others. In this gripping true-crime compendium, author C.J.S. Thompson offers a concise history of poison as an instrument of murder and serves up a number of detailed case studies of instances in which poisons were put to use in the service of evil.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thompson, C.J.S.
Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries.
Auckland : The Floating Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C J S Thompson
ISBN: 9781776536214 1776536215 1776536223 9781776536221
OCLC Number: 885169938
Description: 1 online resource (140 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; Preface to First Edition; Preface to New Edition; Chapter I --
Poisons of Antiquity; Chapter II --
Poisons and Superstition; Chapter III --
Royal and Historic Poisoners; Chapter IV --
Professional Poisoners; Chapter V --
Poisoning Plots; Chapter VI --
Concerning Arsenic; Chapter VII --
The Strange Case of Madame Lafarge; Chapter VIII --
The Case of Madeline Smith; Chapter IX --
The Maybrick Case; Chapter X --
About Aconite and Hemlock; Chapter XI --
The Case of Dr. Lamson; Chapter XII --
The Bravo Mystery; Chapter XIII --
The Case of Dr. Pritchard; Chapter XIV --
The Pimlico Mystery. Chapter XV --
The Rugeley MysteryChapter XVI --
Opium Eating and Smoking-Mescal Buttons; Chapter XVII --
Hashish and Hashish Eaters; Chapter XVIII --
Tobacco Lore; Chapter XIX --
Poison Habits; Chapter XX --
Poisons in Fiction; Chapter XXI --
The Lambeth Poison Mysteries; Chapter XXII --
The Horsford Case; Chapter XXIII --
The Great American Poison Mystery; Chapter XXIV --
Some Curious Methods Employed by Secret Poisoners; Endnotes.
Responsibility: C.J.S. Thompson.

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Poisons have long been the weapon of choice of nefarious ne'er-do-wells seeking to inflict harm on others. In this gripping true-crime compendium, author C.J.S. Thompson offers a concise history of poison as an instrument of murder and serves up a number of detailed case studies of instances in which poisons were put to use in the service of evil.

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