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    Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Kathryn Harkup Read ebook book A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie – Kathryn Harkup This is a good book It should appeal to those who are interested in the biochemistry of poisons; Agatha Christie fans and anyone interested in reading about crime etc The book discusses the poisons that are mentioned in the novels of Christie who had an good knowledge of their uses and properties She developed this from her time as a dispensary assistant when being a pharmacist seemed to involve real chemistryThe author discusses relevant

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A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Read & download ☆ A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Agatha Christie's detailed plotting is what makes her books so compelling Christie used poison to kill her charactersoften than any other murder method with the poison itself being a central part of the novel and her choice of deadly substances was far from random; the chemical and physiological characteristics of each poison provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer With gunshots or stabbings the ca. Wonderfully writtenHave read all Agatha Christie s books at least five times The nice thing is thatMarkup does not give anything away regarding the murderer for those who have not read the booksAs a medic I am surprised that she does not mention that the drug Brovon which was very commonly prescribed to asthma patients as an inhaler up to 2000 contained not only Atropine but also Adrenaline and Papaverin and the long term effects it may have had to those who used it in an in a pump unhaler The drug often suirted a mouthful of all three drugs Maybe I am a bit picky Well I enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to those who are not only interested in poisons murderers but also to Agatha Christie herself and her knowledge of drugsEnjoy this is a must book

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Read & download ☆ A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ch chemist Kathryn Harkup each chapter takes a different novel and investigates the poison or poisons the murderer used A is for Arsenic looks at why certain chemicals kill how they interact with the body and the feasibility of obtaining administering and detecting these poisons both at the time the novel was written and today This book is published as part of the 125th anniversary celebration of Christie's bir. This book was an absolute delight to read combining my love of Agatha Christie s novels with a wealth of information about the poisons she chose to dispose of her victims For any of my potential dinner guests who may be wary do not fear the author warns us off using the poisons she carefully and concisely explains at various points throughout the bookAny present day poisoner wishing to use some of the methods suggested by Christie will be disappointed to discover that even these underhand methods are unlikely to be successful as increased checks and balances have since been put in placeA is for Arsenic features the fourteen poisons deployed by the ueen of Crime in her various books some of course were used than once She starts the book off by talking about Agatha Christie s time as a working in the dispensary in her local Toruay hospital during World War I and her training to become as an apothecary s assistant It was here that she her interest in poison began and coupled with some inspiration of real life cases many of her books featured some hapless person falling victim to one or other of her chosen poisonsEach chapter starts off with a piece about the book or books that the particular poison starred in followed by a bit about the discovery chemical make up and tests for presence of the poison featured We then move on to how the poison kills without I m pleased to confirm overly descriptive passages concerning the symptoms which can be uite grim in reality It is here that Kathryn Harkup indicates how Agatha Christie spared her readers too For those who are on the receiving end of the poison next up is any antidote or at the very least what your doctor should do to help support life while the body gets rid of the poison We are then treated to some real life cases including Glasgow socialite Madeline Smith who was suspected poisoning of poor old Pierre Emile L Anglier who came from Jersey because she was worried about him showing her love letters to her parents but instead stood accused of putting some grains of arsenic in his cocoaDespite the sometimes complex chemistry which the author manages to explain without sounding condescending but does so clearly enough that I could follow most of it the book is for the most part pure entertainmentI have to admit I really enjoyed the final part of each chapter which returns to Agatha Christie s novels including the victim the suspects and the potential methods employed to deliver the poison to the right person at the right timeFortunately the murderer confesses and even goes on to explain how the deed was done the poison was added to Mrs Horton s tea by one of her visitors Arsenic trioxide is poorly soluble in cold water but is much soluble in hot water By dissolving the arsenic in tea the killer was able to ensure that no suspicious gritty powder was left at the bottom of the cupI started by making a list of the books featured that I felt I simply must read right away and then realised I would need to read Agatha Christie back to back for weeks to get through them all Well there are worse things I could be reading

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Read & download ☆ A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Use of death is obvious but not so with poisons How is it that some compounds prove so deadly and in such tiny amounts Christie demonstrated her extensive chemical knowledge much of it gleaned from her working in a chemists during both world wars in many of her novels but this is rarely appreciated by the reader A is for Arsenic celebrates the use of science in Christie's work Written by Christie fan and resear. This is a well written and very informative book about poisons and how Agatha Christie used them in her novels and short stories You don t need to have read the books to find this book interesting as it will be of interest to anyone who reads crime novels Christie did have professional knowledge of poisons before she started writing full time so it is perhaps not surprising that the details in her books are accurateEach poison has a section to itself and the author relates the history of the substance and its uses if any in medicine as well as a poison How easy or difficult it would have been to obtain the poison at the time Christie s books or stories were written is also detailed together with the ways the law has changed since then Real life poisoning cases are also detailed How the poison works and its chemical make up are also covered and I have to confess to skipping some of the technical passages as I found my O level chemistry was not really up to the taskBut the chemical details make up a very small part of the text and not always being able to understand these small sections did not spoil my enjoyment of the whole book which is a mine of information There are two appendices to the book one a detailed list of all Christie s books with causes of death of the victims and the other one showing chemical diagrams for all the poisons discussed There is a bibliography and an index as wellThis is a fascinating book for anyone who loves Agatha Christie s writing and for anyone who reads crime novels or true crime

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