The Poisoner’s Handbook

How forensic science came of age in Jazz Age New York. Praising Blum's "extraordinary narrative alchemy", our columnist Sarah Weinman calls it "an unexpected yet appropriate open-sesame into a world that was planting seeds for the world -- with lethal toxins and cutting-edge tools -- that would later, darkly bloom." Read Our Review

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