When I was first diagnosed a few years ago I tried my hardest to think whether there were any benefits of being insulin dependent. I hummed, I harred, I looked up learned books and journals and could find virtually none.
But then it hit me! I would now have virtually untapped access to insulin, the perfect murder weapon. Think of the havoc I could reek – old scores settled, slights avenged – revenge is, after all, a dish best served cold. Virtually undetectable in the victim, insulin would be the ideal weapon for slaughter.
Or so I thought until I read Dr. Vincent Marks’ highly interesting Insulin Murders – an exhaustive account of the most well known and notorious murders, and apparent murders, carried out through the medium of insulin.
I have to confess that true crime is not really one of my favourite genres and so I wasn’t expecting much from the book; but in fact I was pleasantly surprised by Marks’ interesting and detailed descriptions of murder most foul which avoided sensationalism and the grisly voyeurism I perhaps expected.
As an expert in diabetes and the effects of hypoglycaemia, Marks’ was often called as an expert witness in the ;