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By Kathryn Harkup

Agatha Christie's unique plotting is what makes her books so compelling. Christie used poison to kill her characters extra usually than the other homicide process, with the poison itself being a crucial a part of the unconventional, and her collection of lethal ingredients was once faraway from random; the chemical and physiological features of every poison supply very important clues to discovery of the assassin. With gunshots or stabbings the reason for demise is apparent, yet now not so with poisons. How is it that a few compounds end up so lethal, and in such tiny amounts?

Christie verified her broad chemical wisdom (much of it gleaned from her operating in a chemists in the course of either international wars) in lots of of her novels, yet this can be hardly ever preferred via the reader. A is for Arsenic celebrates using technology in Christie's paintings. Written via Christie fan and examine chemist Kathryn Harkup, every one bankruptcy takes a special novel and investigates the poison (or poisons) the assassin used. A is for Arsenic seems to be at why convinced chemical compounds kill, how they have interaction with the physique, and the feasibility of acquiring, administering and detecting those poisons, either on the time the radical was once written and at the present time. This booklet is released as a part of the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary occasion of Christie's birth.
Fourteen novels. Fourteen poisons. simply because its fiction doesn't suggest its all made-up ...

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