Chloroform is a colorless, sweet-smelling, dense liquid that is a powerful anesthetic, euphoriant, anxiolytic and sedative when inhaled or ingested. It can also be used to kill.
40-year-old Thomas Edwin Bartlett found that out in 1886, when he never woke to enjoy New Years Day! A lethal dose of Chloroform was found in his stomach and it was believed his young wife was responsible.
Today I tell the take of the Pimlico Mystery on the 160th episode of Sunday Morning Coffee with Jeff.
Show notes and links:
- Pimlico Mystery – Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- The Mammoth Book of Women Who Kill by Richard Glyn Jones (goodreads.com)
- The Trial of Adelaide Bartlett for Murder, Held at the Central Criminal … – Adelaide Blanche de la Tremoille Bartlett (google.com)
- Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases by John Emsley (goodreads.com)
- Victorian murderesses: a true history of thirteen respectable French and … – Mary S. Hartman (google.com)
- The Language of Newspapers: Socio-Historical Perspectives – Martin Conboy (google.com)