Agatha Christie and the Dandelion Poisoner

4.5/5

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It’s May 1922 and Major Herbert Armstrong is executed for poisoning his wife - but is he innocent? The story becomes global news and inspires the most successful writer of all time, Agatha Christie.


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Score: 4.5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Jul 30, 2023

"Nocera narrates the series in a tone of cheerful curiosity that works well — except when it doesn’t. One might have assumed the days of excitable commentary about murdered women in true-crime pods were behind us, but Nocera goes to town with unnecessarily graphic descriptions of Kitty’s autopsy, complete with squelching sound effects. Elsewhere, though, there is much to enjoy in a series that weaves the Armstrong case into a bigger story..."

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