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Death by Chocolate: The Serial Poisoning of Victorian by Sophie Jackson

By Sophie Jackson

Brighton within the 1870s is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot, but if little Sidney Barker dies mysteriously from Strychnine-poisoned sweets town is thrown into panic. may perhaps it were an twist of fate or is an individual out to hurt Brighton? while extra little ones commence being poisoned via packets of goodies they locate mendacity in regards to the city and unusual parcels of arsenic-laced brownies are despatched to fashionable Brighton citizens the police step up the quest for a serial poisoner. who's made up our minds to take revenge in town? Brighton policeman, Inspector Gibbs, reveals himself at the hardest case he has ever confronted with what in the beginning seems to be a motiveless crime, yet as he delves into the lives of the sufferers he realises there's chilly calculation in the back of the poisonings. His hunt takes him into the darkish part of middle-class poverty, relations madness, and the Victorian obsession with intercourse and scandal.

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