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The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor (Paperback)
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The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor (Paperback)

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Paperback 353 Pages / Published: 19/06/2014
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The greatest villain who ever stood trial at the Old Bailey, as Charles Dickens described him William Palmer was convicted in 1856 of murdering his best friend, but was suspected of poisoning more than a dozen other people, including his wife and children. He was a new kind of murderer respectable, middle class, and consequently more terrifying, Britain s most infamous figure until Jack the Ripper. The Poisoner takes the reader into the very psyche of a killer

Publisher: Overlook Press
ISBN: 9780715649572
Number of pages: 353
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 mm


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This rollercoaster read really stands out ... fabulously readable -- Lucy Worsley * BBC History Magazine *
Through clearly exhaustive research and the occasional wry turn of phrase - he not only draws you into the scandalous and bewildering tale but also manages to make many aspects feel truly contemporary * New Scientist *
vivid and dramatic account of [Palmer's] life and crimes * Literary Review *

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