isbn: 9781594202438 is a book i have wanted to read for a couple of years but nobody had a copy in a library.(my blog) until recently.
Anyhow the beginnings of science in crime from a political appointee to a more professional standing by 1918, although the battle to detect poisoners was begging to be tackled in europe as well. Death by chemistry containments is covered well if briefly and does subjects from radium to leaded petrol along with the middle class usual suspects involving the parish priest and are unsolvable by policemen according to crap crime fiction authors.
The alcohol chapters are the best for the complicity between religious people and government in kill people during prohibition (my blog) which is a new angle to love thy neighbour.with state sponsored killing so these nice ‘religious’ people are not that although there love of children (my blog) is also noteworthy.
An interesting if us centriic look at the area. 5/5 bananas