Life in Louisville in the years following the Civil War, and through the turn of the century, was as exciting as it was dangerous. As Keven McQueen proves in this collection of morbid tales of crime and depravity, life in Louisville had a darker side.
This book is about elements that kill. Mercury, arsenic, antimony, lead, and thallium can be lethal, as many a poisoner knew too well. Emsley explores the gruesome history of these elements and those who have succumbed to them.