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The Inheritor's Powder
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A story of family rivalry, drunken policemen and bungling coroners, THE INHERITOR'S POWDER reveals the fear surrounding arsenic poisoning in Victorian Britain and the hunt for a test to prove it. THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER meets Victorian science!

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Sandra Hempel is a journalist and author who specialises in health and social issues. She has written for a wide variety of popular newspapers and magazines, including THE TIMES, THE SUNDAY TIMES and THE MAIL ON SUNDAY, as well as specialist publications. Her first book THE MEDICAL DETECTIVE - which tells the story of one doctor's fight to stop the killer cholera epidemics that devastated nineteenth century Britain - won the Medical Journalists' Association Book Award and the British Medical Association Book Award for the public understanding of science.

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Sandra Hempel is an engaging writer, adept at distilling tricky science. -- Kate Colquhoun * SUNDAY TIMES * Sandra Hempel is an engaging writer, adept at distilling tricky science. -- Kate Colquhoun * SUNDAY TIMES *

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