Saturday, May 12, 2012

Here's the Plot for Your Next Mysterious Stranger Thriller

Umbrella stab victim dies of mercury poisoning

3 comments:

Deb said...

This story rings a bell. Didn't it happen in England in the 1980s? A Soviet agent stabbed a political enemy with poison-tipped umbrella and the victim died.

Bill Crider said...

Yes, this is a very similar event.

Brent McKee said...

The case in England was a Soviet defector killed by the Bulgarian KGB. The umbrella the killer used injected the victim with a small pellet coated with ricin.