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

A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, 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
Kathryn Harkup
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Agatha Christie used poison to kill her characters more often than any other crime fiction writer. The poison was 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. Christie demonstrated her extensive chemical knowledge (much of it gleaned by working in a pharmacy during both world wars) in many of her novels, but this is rarely appreciated by the reader. Written by former research chemist Kathryn Harkup, each chapter takes a different novel and investigates the poison used by the murderer. Fact- and fun-packed, 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 when Christie was writing and today."
Summary
Investigates the poisons Christie employs in fourteen of her mysteries, discussing why the poisons kill, how they interact, obtainability of such poisons, and which cases may have inspired Christie's stories
Writing style
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10446365
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Harkup, Kathryn
Dewey number
615.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.H66
LC item number
Z6785 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
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True
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  • Christie, Agatha
  • Poisons
  • Poisons in literature
Target audience
adult
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the poisons of Agatha Christie
Label
A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, Kathryn Harkup
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781472911315
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898419172
Label
A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781472911315
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898419172

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