Poisons are said to be the perfect tool for all would-be killers; some are silent, others untraceable, almost all are lethal (even in microscopic doses) and - even better - you don't even need to be in the same room, street or city as your intended victim to administer the poison. Hence why when you look at the murder method of most serial-killers, those who poison often have the highest IQ, as seen in my blog on serial killer IQ's. Different poisons are used by different killers for different reasons, all of which have different effects, but all are there to - ultimately - bring about death.
This week, Murder Mile blog investigates the world's deadliest poisons as used by some of the world's most infamous murderers, serial killers and despots. A non-comprehensive list follows.
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Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten quirky & unusual things to do in London” and featuring 12 murderers, including 3 serial killers, across 15 locations, totalling 75 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime historian, writer and tour guide of Murder Mile Walks.