The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum


Monday, March 14, 2011 through Friday, March 25, 2011. Read by Norman Gilliland.

If only your high school chemistry class had been this good. It’s a fascinating account of two forensic pioneers in early 20th-century New York, and brings the art of chemistry to life.

(Penguin; ISBN-10: 1594202435 / ISBN13: 978-1594202438)

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Theme: “Goose Pimples” and “Sorry” recorded in 1927 by Bix Beiderbecke and reissued on Columbia CX 48175.