San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
No one has used more poisons, more often and more accurately than Dame Agatha Christie in her classic crime novels. Her toxic tally totals over thirty different compounds which she used to bump off over 100 characters. The Queen of Crime may have been writing fiction but it wasn’t all made up. Chemist and author Kathryn Harkup will explore the science and history of just a few of Christie’s killer compounds. Expect country houses, red-herrings, chemical clues and magnificent moustaches.