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Criminal Mischief: Episode 40: Nasty Deadly Poisons

21 Aug

 

Criminal Mischief: The Art and Science of Crime Fiction: Episode #40:Nasty Deadly Poisons

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Crime writers love poisons. Even those who write the more cozy variety. I mean, arsenic and old lace? Arsenic, the queen of poisons, is often used as are the opioids and amphetamines and a few others. But maybe you want to explore more uncommon, and deadly, options for your story. Some are easy to come by, others a bit more difficult but all have been used and just might add to your story.

Cyanide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanide_poisoning

Strychnine: https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/strychnine/basics/facts.asp

Botulinum:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botulinum_toxin

Nicotine:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotine_poisoning

Ricin:https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/ricin/facts.asp

Georgi Markov: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgi_Markov

Sarin(and VX): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarin

Polonium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonium

Alexander Litvinenko: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Litvinenko

Brodifacoum:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brodifacoum

Tetradotoxin (TTX):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrodotoxin

Batrachotoxin (BTX): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batrachotoxin

Amatoxin:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amatoxin

Deadly Nightshade (Belladonna): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atropa_belladonna

Oleander:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerium

 

7 Of The World’s Deadliest Plants: https://www.britannica.com/list/7-of-the-worlds-deadliest-plants

10 Deadliest Poisons Known To Man: https://www.thoughtco.com/deadliest-poisons-known-to-man-4058116

Top 10 Deadliest Poisons in the World: https://www.valuewalk.com/2018/12/top-10-deadliest-poisons-world/

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Criminal Mischief: Episode 40: Nasty Deadly Poisons

  1. Chris Caldwell

    August 21, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for the resource list. I wasn’t aware of the ’emergency’ section on the CDC site, so especially appreciate that tip.

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