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The Poisoner Stephen Bates

The Poisoner By Stephen Bates

The Poisoner by Stephen Bates

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A gripping account of the murders committed by Dr William Palmer, the 'Prince of Poisoners', and his dramatic trial in 1855

The Poisoner Summary

The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor by Stephen Bates

The greatest villain who ever stood trial at the Old Bailey, as Charles Dickens described him William Palmer was convicted in 1856 of murdering his best friend, but was suspected of poisoning more than a dozen other people, including his wife and children. He was a new kind of murderer respectable, middle class, and consequently more terrifying, Britain s most infamous figure until Jack the Ripper. The Poisoner takes the reader into the very psyche of a killer

The Poisoner Reviews

Meticulously researched, cleverly written and, even better, a wonderfully entertaining read -- Judith Flanders, author of The Invention of Murder
A fascinating retelling. Stephen Bates returns to a crime that shocked the Victorian nation and created the blackest of myths -- Peter Moore, author of Damn His Blood
Palmer the Poisoner - mass murderer or victim of a gross miscarriage of justice? Stephen Bates is to be congratulated for this enthralling account of one of the great Victorian murder trials. Compulsively readable, replete with gruesome detail and Dickensian characters ... I couldn't put it down! -- Catharine Arnold, author of Underworld London

About Stephen Bates

Stephen Bates read Modern History at New College, Oxford, before working as a journalist for the BBC, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Guardian, where for twenty-three years he was a political correspondent, European Affairs editor and religious and royal correspondent. The Poisoner is his sixth book. He is married with three children and lives in Kent.

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The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor by Stephen Bates
Used - Very Good
Overlook Press
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