Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox and the Killer Bean of Calabar
by Peter Macinnis
I’ve always been interested in the poisons (and before you start accusing me of anything, I’m not planning to do anyone in) and I thought that this book would satisfy most of my curiosity. Besides, the e-book was on sale. ?
I had expected to enjoy this book more than I did. There was nothing wrong with the writing nor was there any problem with the history of poisoning. Author Peter Macinnis does a fine job of giving a complete background of poisons (intentional and accidental) throughout history. In retrospect, I think my problem with the book that I was more interested in more modern poisons and not as much a fan of ancient poisoning.
Removing my disappointment from the review, I would give Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox and the Killer Bean of Calabar a solid 4/5. If you are interested in the history of poisonings, this is a great book to have on your shelf (or Kindle library).
I’m going to be taking a break from reading non-fiction to catching up on all those mystery e-books I’ve collected over the year.
(Review posted 29 November, 2015)