The Poisoner

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The Poisoner

The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor

By Stephen Bates

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781468309119, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2014

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.

About the Author
Stephen Bates is a journalist who has written for the BBC, "Daily Telegraph," and "Daily Mail" for the last twenty years, the "Guardian." He lives in Kent, England.