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The Poisoner’s Handbook

Author:  Deborah Blum
Date/Era:  2010
Room:  Game Room

A beguiling concoction.

Equal parts true crime,d twentieth century history, and science thriller. A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner’s Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twenthiet century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in Tammany Hall-controlled coroner’s office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever.


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