Jessica Fure's Reviews > The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
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Apr 18, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: crime

Very clear, vivid writing. If you're reading for gory, true-crime details, you won't be satisfied, but that's not the real intent, despite the true-crime nature of the book. It's an overview of the era, giving only a snapshot of some spectacular cases, but it achieves that overview remarkably well. As an introduction to the crimes and detection methods of the era, it's as good as it gets.


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