Monday, July 11, 2011

"The Poisoner's Handbook" by Deborah Blum Out Now in Paperback

The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum is now out in paperback, and Big Sleep Books has it in stock.

The Poisoner’s Handbook has been nominated for a Macavity Award as best nonfiction book by the members of Mystery Readers International. The Macavity winners will be announced at this year’s Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, September 15-18, in St. Louis, Missouri.

New York Times: "The Poisoner’s Handbook is an inventive history that, like arsenic mixed into blackberry pie, goes down with ease."

Washington Post: "Not only is The Poisoner's Handbook as thrilling as any CSI episode, but it also offers something even better: an education in how forensics really works."

Dallas Morning News: In this bubbling beaker of a book, [Blum] mixes up a heady potion of forensic toxicology, history and true crime. Her account of the ongoing battle between scientists and killers in Jazz Age New York is more startling than any CSI: NY script.

BookPage: The Poisoner’s Handbook is that rare nonfiction book that has something for everyone, whether you are a true-crime aficionado, a political-history buff, a science geek or simply a fan of well-written narrative suspense.

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