Books tagged: strychnine

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The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,470. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
Appearing soon after Palmer’s execution in 1856, “The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer” was published to cash in on the notorious case. The anonymous author combined facts and rumors about Palmer’s crimes with sketches on debauched medical students and crooked scams in horse racing, and pious meditations on Palmer’s wife.
The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 179,420. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
“The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer” reprints the court transcript of the 1856 poisoning case that riveted Victorian England, edited and corrected for the first time, along with more than 60 woodcuts restored to make them look better than the day they were printed. The books also includes added material, including 250 footnotes, maps, and profiles.
The Life and Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In 1856, Dr. William Palmer became the first man to be hung for using strychnine to kill and rob a fellow gambler. This biography, published in 1925, draws on George Fletcher's lifetime of research, including interviews with many of witnesses and residents of Rugeley, England. The edition also comes with extensive footnotes and essays that brings the story to life for modern readers.