The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery (The Frances Doughty Mysteries)

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The first in a new Victorian murder mystery series set in London, featuring a clever and determined young female sleuth When a customer of William Doughty's chemist shop dies of strychnine poisoning after drinking medicine he dispensed, William is blamed, and the family faces ruin. William's daughter, 19-year-old Frances, determines to redeem her ailing father's reputation and save the business. She soon becomes convinced that the death was murder, but unable to convince the police, she turns detective. Armed only with her wits, courage, and determination, and aided by some unconventional new friends, Frances uncovers a startling deception and solves a 10-year-old murder. There will be more deaths and a secret in her own family will be revealed, before the killer is unmasked and Frances finds that her life has changed forever.

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Linda Stratmann is the author of several books including Chloroform: The Quest for Oblivion and Greater London Murders.

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"Her knowledge of the London area in which the Victorian Frances lived is detailed and cleverly given in a way that avoids any tedium."  —Mystery Women

"Her adventures as a detective, and the slowly unraveling evidence of multiple crimes in a murky Victorian setting, make for a gripping read." — The Historical Novels Review

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Book Description The History Press Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2012. 1st Edition. Paperback. Frances Doughty turns detective when her father's customer dies of strychnine poisoning. Armed only with her wits and courage, Frances uncovers a startling deception as she solves a ten year old murder. Will Frances redeem her ailing father's reputation and save the business? Series: Frances Doughty Mystery. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FFH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 124 x 20. Weight in Grams: 314. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780752461182

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