Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Image of PoisonerThis month's selection is The Poisoner's Handbook by Pulitzer prize-winner Deborah Blum who combines science and social history to tell the true story of Dr. Charles Norris, Manhattan's first trained chief medical examiner, and Alexander Gettler, its first toxicologist.  

Did you enjoy Tyler Anbinder's Five Points? The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York will hold your attention with its New York ambiance just as the forensics will satisfy fans of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs.

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The Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m, at Barnes & Noble, 12th and G streets N.W.