Paula Wynne's picture
Paula Wynne

Pinned 1 year 6 months ago onto Writing Inspiration

Killing Fictional Characters With Natural Poisons


Queen Cleopatra famously forced servants to commit suicide by means of a strychnine tree’s fruit seeds, which contain lethal levels of strychnine and brucine, in order to determine if it would be the best means for her own suicide. Upon seeing their agony (which included painful vomiting, facial contortions and convulsions) she opted for the apparently less horrific choice of the asp.

In The Grotto's Secret, my character finds some natural toxins in a lab and ... well, I won't give away the plot!

Remember that horrid thick medicine you were spoon-fed as a child to keep you healthy? Read how poisonous castor oil actually is and be shocked!

More Natural Toxins and Poisons

I didn't use this bushman' s poison in The Grotto's Secret but my mind is bubbling away with ideas for another novel that I am writing.

Bushman's Poison not used in The Grotto's Secret

Join my mailing list to find out more about that suspense thriller  ...

Read The Grotto's Secret to find out what happens ...

Find out more weird and wonderful things I did while writing my historical conspiracy thriller.

Leave your comment below
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Pinned onto the category

The Grotto's Secret

The Grotto's Secret First ChapterUnderground Mansion TunnelHomerton Scary MansionA Secret Is Deadly in the Wrong HandsThe First Complete Herbal JournalThe Grotto's Secret Author's NotesAbadoned Mansion InspirationThe Grotto's Secret - Comparable To Silence of the LambsMad Scientists LabEscape to the Continent Quest Achieves Life-long Dream for WriterMy Medieval Character's Beauty Within
The Grotto's Secret - Gripping Suspense
Originally pinned by

Paula Wynne

The Confession Book Giveaway
A New Bed For Tiger
Medieval Caravelle
Lamentation by CJ Sansom
Pinned onto the board

Writing Inspiration

Medieval Dress In The Luna Legacy
Thermal Healing Pool In The Luna Legacy
Medieval Book Featured In The Grotto's Secret
Medieval Man
Cave Houses In Granada Sacromonte Featured In The Luna Legacy

Keep In Touch

Join my VIP mailing list to receive the latest news about upcoming releases and special offers just for subscribers!

Sign up to Paula Wynne's news to find out more about her books

Let's Connect!

 Follow Paula Wynne on Goodreads

Scroll to top