Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries

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The Floating Press, 1.5.2014 - 140 sivua
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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Preface to First Edition
5
Preface to New Edition
6
Chapter I Poisons of Antiquity
7
Chapter II Poisons and Superstition
19
Chapter III Royal and Historic Poisoners
25
Chapter IV Professional Poisoners
35
Chapter V Poisoning Plots
46
Chapter VI Concerning Arsenic
49
Chapter XIII The Case of Dr Pritchard
81
Chapter XIV The Pimlico Mystery
87
Chapter XV The Rugeley Mystery
93
Chapter XVI Opium Eating and SmokingMescal Buttons
99
Chapter XVII Hashish and Hashish Eaters
106
Chapter XVIII Tobacco Lore
112
Chapter XIX Poison Habits
117
Chapter XX Poisons in Fiction
122

Chapter VII The Strange Case of Madame Lafarge
54
Chapter VIII The Case of Madeline Smith
59
Chapter IX The Maybrick Case
62
Chapter X About Aconite and Hemlock
68
Chapter XI The Case of Dr Lamson
73
Chapter XII The Bravo Mystery
75
Chapter XXI The Lambeth Poison Mysteries
130
Chapter XXII The Horsford Case
135
Chapter XXIII The Great American Poison Mystery
139
Chapter XXIV Some Curious Methods Employed by Secret Poisoners
144
Endnotes
152
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