Poisonous Foods: A Mystery Writer’s Perspective

by Kaye George

Mystery writers are always looking for exotic ways to commit their literary murders. Shooting, stabbing, bludgeoning--they’ve all been done to death, so to speak. But poisons are exotic, right? The rare dart gun stuff from the Amazon curare. Or maybe a potion with a secret formula passed down through a family of what might be witches. Well, maybe not. Many writers know this, but I wonder how many non-mystery writers do?