Reading progress update: I've read 208 out of 278 pages.

The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science - Sandra Hempel

I've been enjoying this book a great deal. It's a good introduction but I wish there were footnotes and I will definitely be looking for other books on the subject.

 

I'd suggest not carrying this around with you. I've taken it with me to a couple of restaurants and will admit it's a bit odd to be reading openly about arsenic poisonings. :)

 

Also, it's a bit descriptive medically.