Category Archives: Lethal Agents and Murder

BELLADONNA – It’s More Than a Pretty Woman

Some of history’s most lethal substances were once used for cosmetic purposes—well, at least before their deadly qualities became obvious. Unfortunately, the evolution from cosmetic to murder weapon developed somewhat from an “on the job training” thing! An example of … Continue reading

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Visine as a Deadly Poison!

I’ve blogged often about various methods of murder that do NOT involve the spilling of blood, and I’ve discovered yet another weapon that can be used when writing a bloodless death scene—Visine! Yes, those eye drops that we all use … Continue reading

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Murder At 30,000 Feet!

Modern pharmaceuticals are excellent alternatives to more invasive procedures when a medical cure is required. Such medications not only prolong life but also enhance it in the process. Ironically, those same wonder drugs can become instruments of death when they … Continue reading

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Lethal Adrenaline Rush

Adrenaline is our friend! It’s one of those hormones that floods our bodies when we severely injure ourselves, feel afraid, or do strenuous exercise. It’s known as “the fight or flight hormone” (along with some help from norepinephrine and dopamine). … Continue reading

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Foods Can Kill

I often write about poisons and toxins that kill, but what better way to kill someone than with a substance that’s lethal but not so easy to detect. Such scenes make for good fiction reading, but a devastating reality is … Continue reading

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The Drugs Women Use To Kill

Women are more sedate killers! Statistics indicate that only 39% of killers using a gun to murder their victims are women, and women are six times more likely to use a poison or a drug to kill (2.5% for women … Continue reading

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SAMARIUM – The Good and The Bad

In the past I’ve blogged about lethal radioactive chemicals (here and here) as possible murder weapons to use in your murder mysteries and thrillers. There is another rather dramatic radioactive agent—a beneficial medication at that—which could take center stage in … Continue reading

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