There is no weapon as insidious, as seductive or as mysterious as poison. In this terrifying account of history's silent assassin, discover the gripping tales of users, abusers and victims of these mysterious substances, from Cleopatra and Catherine de' Medici to contemporary secret service agents and terrorists.

Documenting royal scandal, political upheaval and personal tragedies, Poison details a gruesome thread that runs often undetected through human history.


Contents: Introduction: Poison - a Recurring Story - Poisons of the Ancient World - Medieval and Renaissance Poisons - 17th and 18th Century Poisons - 19th Century Poisons - 20th Century Poisons - 21st Century Poisons.

Paperback / softback  B-format paperback  (Text (eye-readable))  208pp  h198mm  x  w129mm  B&w illus 

ISBN13: 9781802796940