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Author Hempel, Sandra.

Title The inheritor's powder : a tale of arsenic, murder, and the new forensic science / Sandra Hempel.

Publisher New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2013.
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 Columbine Library  364.1523092 HEMPEL    ON SHELF
 Arvada Library  364.1523092 HEMPEL    ON SHELF
 Columbine Library  364.1523092 HEMPEL    Checked Out
Edition 1st American ed.
Description viii, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary In the 19th century criminal poisoning with arsenic was frighteningly easy. For a few pence and with few questions asked, it was possible to buy enough poison to kill off an entire family, hence arsenic's popular name: the Inheritor's Powder. Yet if poisoning was easy, it was a notoriously difficult crime to prove. This is the story behind how an infamous 19th century murder investigation changed forever the way poisoners (particularly arsenic poisoners) were brought to justice.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Trials (Poisoning) -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Poisoning -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Arsenic -- Toxicology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Murder -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Toxicology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Forensic toxicology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Forensic sciences -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Call # 364.1523092 HEMPEL
ISBN 9780393239713
0393239713
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