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The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
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Jun 08, 10

bookshelves: crime, mystery, non-fiction, social-history
Read from May 04 to June 01, 2010

While not a "thriller" by any means, I found that the information thought about it quite a bit after I had finished the book. Fascinating details about Prohibition and the toll it took in human lives, as well as the birth of modern forensic science, were interspersed with descriptions of various crimes-by-poison that took place during the same time.
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Nancy I've got this one reserved at the library.


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