News and Events

Some news!

My latest book, Vampirology, is set to be published summer 2021!

Keep an eye on the website for more details.

Other news

Death by Shakespeare has been listed in BBC Science Focus as one of their top ten books for March!

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. Death by Shakespeare is published! Your can order here.


Science communicator, chemist & vampirologist.

Kathryn is a chemist and author. She completed a doctorate on her favourite chemicals, phosphines, and went on to further postdoctoral research before realising that talking, writing and demonstrating science appealed a bit more than hours slaving over a hot fume-hood. She writes and gives regular public talks on the disgusting and dangerous side of science.

Kathryn’s first book was the international best-seller A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie, which was shortlisted for a Mystery Readers International Macavity Award and a BMA Book Award. She has also written Making the Monster: The Science of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Her third book, Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts is out in March 2020.


If you would like to book me for a talk or just want to say Hi please fill in the form below or get in touch on Twitter @RotwangsRobot.