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A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie / Kathryn Harkup.

  • Harkup, Kathryn
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About this work


Investigates the poisons Christie employs in fourteen of her mysteries, discussing why the poisons kill, how they interact, obtainability of such poisons, and which cases may have inspired Christie's stories.


London ; New York : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015.

Physical description

320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages [312]-313) and index.


A is for arsenic : Murder is easy -- B is for belladonna : The labours of Hercules -- C is for cyanide : Sparklin cyanide -- D is for digitalis : Appointment with death -- E is for eserine : Crooked house -- H is for hemlock : Five little pigs -- M is for monkshood : 4.50 from Paddington -- N is for nicotine : Three act tragedy -- O is for opium : Sad cypress -- P is for phosphorous : Dumb witness -- R is for ricin : Partners in crime -- S is for strychnine : The mysterious affair at Styles -- T is for thallium : The pale horse -- V is for veronal : Lord Edgware dies.



  • English

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    History of Medicine
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