The Husband Poisoner - #192

02.21.2021 - By Australian True Crime

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After World War II, Sydney experienced a crime wave and it was women who were the perpetrators. The household poison thallium, normally used to kill rats, was the murder weapon to kill husbands and other inconvenient family members.   Unlike arsenic or cyanide, thallium is colourless, odourless and tasteless; victims were misdiagnosed as insane malingerers or ill due to other reasons.
Dr Tanya Bretherton has delved into these cases of these women and the ways and reasons why they committed their deeds for her book The Husband Poisoner.
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