Frozen in Time – Owen Beattie and John Geiger

History, exploration, archaeology, forensic analysis – all feature in this account of Franklin’s search for the fabled Northwest Passage, and the impact tinned food had on the expedition causing lead poisoning, resulting in the illness and “general debilitation” that afflicted the crew (which has previously been assumed to be the sailor’s enemy, scurvy) and – ultimately – the death of everyone on the expedition.

Publisher page: Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition – Owen Beattie and John Geiger