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Date: Wednesday, March 31 2010, 7:15 pm—8:15 pm
Location: Decatur
Event Type: Author Talks
Series: Georgia Center for the Book's Festival of Writers
Age Group: Adult (18+)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer discusses her new book, a "wonderfully compelling hybrid of history and science," The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York. Blum's true story, which reads like a first-rate novelist's tale, features a memorable cast of movie stars, gangsters, aristocrats, relentless medical examiners and even homicidal grandmothers. Her chronicle of Jazz Age chemical crimes will leave you breathless and transform the way you think about the power of science. Blum is the author of the bestselling book Ghost Hunters and is professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin.



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