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Online Talk – The Poisonous Solicitor: The True Story of a 1920s Murder Mystery

June 8 @ 7:30 pm BST

This real-life murder mystery inspired Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and the Golden Age of Crime: 31 May 1922. Major Herbert Armstrong was hanged for poisoning his wife, Katharine, with arsenic.

The only solicitor ever to be hanged in England, he was also accused of attempting to kill a rival solicitor with a poisoned box of chocolates and a scone allegedly laced with arsenic. The 1920s was rife with newspaper sensationalism, hypocrisy and sanctimonious morality, which leads us to ask the question:

Was he really guilty as charged?

One hundred years on, Agatha Award-shortlisted author Stephen Bates revisits the real-life murder mystery in the light of new evidence – a case that inspired the likes of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers in the Golden Age of Crime.

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Date:
June 8
Time:
7:30 pm BST
Event Categories:
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Other

Additional Information:
This is an online event