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The Resource A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, by Kathryn Harkup

A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, by Kathryn Harkup

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A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie
Title
A is for arsenic
Title remainder
the poisons of Agatha Christie
Statement of responsibility
by Kathryn Harkup
Title variation
Poisons of Agatha Christie
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Agatha Christie revelled in the use of poison to kill off unfortunate victims in her books; indeed, she employed it more than any other murder method, with the poison itself often being the central part of the novel. Her choice of deadly substances was far from random-- the characteristics of each often provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. With gunshots or stabbigns the cause of death is obvious, but this is not the case with poisons. How is it that some compounds prove so deadly, and in such tiny amounts? Christie's extensive knowledge provides the backdrop for A is for Arsenic, in with Kathryn Harkup investigates the poisons used by the murderer in fourteen different classic Agatha Christie mysteries. It looks at why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, the cases that may have inspired Christie, and the feasibility of obtaining, administering and detecting these poisons, both at the time the novel was written and today." -- P. [4] Cover
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YDXCP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, by Kathryn Harkup
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [312]-313), and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm77490284
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781472911308
Lccn
bl2015034406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, by Kathryn Harkup
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [312]-313), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm77490284
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781472911308
Lccn
bl2015034406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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