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Toxicology and Agatha Christie: An Arresting Pairing

Peter Brogile
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As much as I love my chosen field of toxicology, I don’t often turn to it as a topic for leisure reading. However, A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie is a new take on toxicological analysis. Author Kathryn Harkup is both a toxicologist and a fine storyteller. She weaves together the story of Agatha Christie’s life, the horror stories she penned, and the science behind the toxins that killed many in her stories. The book progresses by addressing a different poison used in Agatha Christie novels in…