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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Agatha Christie's detailed plotting is what makes her books so compelling. Christie used poison to kill her characters more often than any other murder method, with the poison itself being 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 discovery of the murderer. Christie demonstrated her extensive chemical knowledge (much of it gleaned from her working in a chemists during both world wars) in many of her novels, but this is rarely appreciated by the reader. 'A is for Arsenic' celebrates the use of science in Christie's work. Written by Christie fan and research chemist Kathryn Harkup, each chapter takes a different novel and investigates the poison (or poisons) the murderer used
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Harkup, Kathryn
Dewey number
  • 615.9
  • 615.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christie, Agatha
  • Poisons
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, Kathryn Harkup
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472911308
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781472911308
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, Kathryn Harkup
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472911308
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781472911308
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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