The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor
By Stephen Bates
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781468309119, 352pp.)
Publication Date: May 2014
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The first major retelling of William Palmer's story in over sixty years, "The Poisoner "takes a fresh look at the infamous doctor's life and disputed crimes. Using previously undiscovered letters from Palmer and new forensic examination of his victims, journalist Stephen Bates presents not only an astonishing and controversial revision of Palmer's life but takes the reader into the very psyche of a killer.