Linda Stratmann The Poisonous Seed

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The Poisonous Seed

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When a customer of William Doughty's Bayswater chemist shop dies of strychnine poisoning after drinking medicine he dispensed, William is blamed, and the family faces ruin. William's daughter, 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 persuade the police, she turns detective. Armed only with her wits, courage and determination, Frances uncovers a startling deception and solves a ten-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 will find 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.


"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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9780752461182: The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery (The Frances Doughty Mysteries)

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ISBN 10:  0752461184 ISBN 13:  9780752461182
Publisher: The History Press, 2012

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