Murder by Poison

A Casebook of Historic British Murders

Author: Nicola Sly

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 722

Murder by poison is often thought of as a crime mainly committed by women, ususally to despatch an unwanted spouse or children. While there are indeed many infamous female poisoners, such as Mary Ann Cotton, who is believed to have claimed at least twenty victims between 1860 and 1872, and Mary Wilson, who killed her husbands and lovers in the 1950s for the proceeds of their insurance policies, there are also many men who chose poison as their preferred means to deadly end. Dr Thomas Neil Cream poisoned five people between 1881 and 1892 and was connected with several earlier suspicious deaths, while Staffordshire doctor William Palmer murdered at least ten victims between 1842 and 1856. Readily obtainable and almost undetectable prior to advances in forensic science during the twentieth century, poison was considered the ideal method of murder and many of its exponents failed to stop at just one victim. Along with the most notorious case of murder by poison in the country, this book also features many of the cases that did not make national headlines, examining not only the methods and motives but also the real stories of the perpetrators and their victims.

Pekoe Most Poison

Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 497

In the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning attends a “Rat Tea,” where the mice will play...at murder. When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston’s most prominent hostesses, to a “Rat Tea,” she is understandably intrigued. As servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, Theo learns these parties date back to early twentieth-century Charleston, where the cream of society would sponsor so-called rat teas to promote city rodent control and better public health. But this party goes from odd to chaotic when a fire starts at one of the tables and Doreen’s entrepreneur husband suddenly goes into convulsions and drops dead. Has his favorite orange pekoe tea been poisoned? Theo smells a rat. The distraught Doreen soon engages Theo to pursue a discreet inquiry into who might have murdered her husband. As Theo and her tea sommelier review the guest list for suspects, they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse... INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS

Murder Most Unladylike Ebook Bundle

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1838

View: 368

Discover the million-copy-bestselling and multi-award winning series with this ten-book-collection. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are pupils at Deepdean School for Girls, best friends - and detectives. Or, at least, they would be, if they could find any interesting cases to solve. Then the body of their teacher, Miss Bell, is discovered in the school gym, and the girls must put their detective skills to the test at last . . . From a murder mystery in a London theatre to a mysterious death on the Orient Express, a dastardly kidnapping in Hong Kong to their most perilous case on the River Nile, Daisy and Hazel can crack any case. Includes: Murder Most Unladylike Arsenic For Tea First Class Murder Jolly Foul Play Mistletoe and Murder Death in the Spotlight A Spoonful of Murder Top Marks For Murder Death Sets Sail Cream Buns and Crime

Murder and Poisoned Tea

Author: Janet Lane Walters

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Murder

Page: 131

View: 340

"The moment she hears his mastery of the organ, Katherine covets him as St. Stephen's new Minister of Music. Handsome, charming and vastly talented, the women of the congregation adore him. Even Katherine is swayed by his manners and ability, But Roger not only brought beautiful music, he brings poisoned notes to the choir. Katherine seeks to find the secret of why he has changed churches yearly. She prays the discovery will be in time to prevent a tragedy."--Publisher's description.

Seems Like Murder Here

Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition

Author: Adam Gussow

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 740

Winner of the 2004 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Seems Like Murder Here offers a revealing new account of the blues tradition. Far from mere laments about lost loves and hard times, the blues emerge in this provocative study as vital responses to spectacle lynchings and the violent realities of African American life in the Jim Crow South. With brilliant interpretations of both classic songs and literary works, from the autobiographies of W. C. Handy, David Honeyboy Edwards, and B. B. King to the poetry of Langston Hughes and the novels of Zora Neale Hurston, Seems Like Murder Here will transform our understanding of the blues and its enduring power.

A Murder Most Unladylike Collection: Books 1, 2 and 3

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 332

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries. Little do they know that in the months that follow, mystery - and murder - will never be far away, and when Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym, the Detective Society is determined to get to the bottom of the crime. Then, soon afterwards, there's the incident at Daisy's family home, Fallingford, where a guest falls mysteriously, fatally ill. And when the summer hols come round, there's a thrilling ride on the famous Orient Express - and the girls' first locked-room murder case. Discover the first three books in this amazing series: Murder Most Unladylike Arsenic for Tea First Class Murder and follow Daisy and Hazel's fantastic adventures.

The Scarlet Pepper

Author: Dorothy St. James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 702

As the White House's organic gardener, Casey Calhoun is up to her elbows in dirt. But when someone starts tampering with the Presidential vegetable garden, embarrassing the First lady-and a hard-nosed investigative reporter is found dead, Casey realizes that the next thing buried in the dirt might just be her...

The Art of Murder

Author: Elaine Viets

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 474

From the national bestselling author of Checked Out, Helen Hawthorne must pose as a painter at Fort Lauderdale’s famous Bonnet House Museum to catch an artful killer . . . The art world is a happening place—but a brush with death shouldn’t be in the picture. Unfortunately that’s just what happens to Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery. While touring gorgeous Bonnet House, a mansion-turned-museum, they observe a painting class and note an up-and-coming artist. When they later see her deadly end, Helen is hired to canvas the crime scene—undercover, of course. Sketchy suspects lurk in the victim’s bohemian past. Was the promising painter killed by her jealous husband? Her best friend? A rival using her artful wiles? With her husband Phil busy setting a trap for a gold thief, it’s up to Helen to paint this killer into a corner . . .