Guns make a lot of noise, knives can be messy, but poisons are a weapon of sophistication and cold-blooded calculation. Used down through the centuries to kill kings, Popes and cheating lovers, poisonings have always captured the public imagination. Whether to change political dynasties or simply get fast access to an inheritance, poisons have been the tool of choice. So rampant have poisonings been as a means of getting rid of wealth relatives, that they have been called Inheritance Powder.

However, poisons can also reveal some very interesting facts about the human body and its intricate workings. This site is designed to explore the finely balanced systems of the body, and how murderers have used poison to unbalance those systems to cause death. There is something for everyone here, from history buffs, to murder mystery aficionados to science nerds. If there is a poison or an aspect of human biology affected by chemicals rubbed on the skin, ingested or inhaled that you would like to see covered, please leave a comment in the comments section, and keep checking back to this site.