Hi there, reader! At Blinkist, we’re helping solve your reading problem. Intrigued? Find out how.
PricingLog inStart free trial
The Poisoner’s Handbook
Deborah Blum
The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum
Synopsis

The Poisoner’s Handbook details the work of New York City’s first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris, and his partner, Alexander Gettler, the city’s first toxicologist. It offers an insider’s view of how forensic science really works by walking readers through their investigations into notorious and mysterious poisonings.

Who should read these blinks?
  • Anyone interested in forensic medicine
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the poisonous chemicals in everyone’s pantry
  • Anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery
Who wrote the book?

Deborah Blum is an American professor of journalism who writes for the New York Times and blogs for Wired. She received a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for a series of articles entitled The Monkey Wars, and is also the author of Ghost Hunters.

Ever read 4 books in one day?
Now you can. Sign up for a 3-day free trial and feast your mind on 1,500+ insight summaries of the best nonfiction in the world.
Your first read is only 30 seconds away!
Open in the App