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A IS for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

A IS for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie


作者  /  Kathryn Harkup

出版社 / BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING

出版日期 / 2016/11/03

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$550

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Fourteen novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's all made-up . . .

Agatha Christie reveled in the use of poison to kill off unfortunate victims in her books; indeed, she employed it more than any other murder method, with the poison itself often being a central part of the novel. Her choice of deadly substances was far from random--the characteristics of each often provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. With gunshots or stabbings the cause of death is obvious, but this is not the case with poisons. How is it that some compounds prove so deadly, and in such tiny amounts?

Christie's extensive chemical knowledge provides the backdrop for A is for Arsenic, in which Kathryn Harkup investigates the poisons used by the murderer in fourteen classic Agatha Christie mysteries. It looks at why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, the cases that may have inspired Christie, and the feasibility of obtaining, administering and detecting these poisons, both at the time the novel was written and today. A is for Arsenic is a celebration of the use of science by the undisputed Queen of Crime.







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誠品26碼 /2681365157004
ISBN 13 /9781472911322
ISBN 10 /1472911326
EAN /9781472911322

頁數320
尺寸12.9X19.8CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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