"Stratmann has put together a cast of Dickensian characters ... and woven them into a heady tapestry of innovation ..."



"Stratmann has put together a cast of Dickensian characters ... and woven them into a heady tapestry of innovation ..."



The Frances Doughty Mysteries
I feel that I am walking down the street in Frances's company and seeing the people and houses around me with clarity. We are firmly fixed in time and place as this very Victorian crime is dissected."
The Frances Doughty Mysteries
I feel that I am walking down the street in Frances's company and seeing the people and houses around me with clarity. We are firmly fixed in time and place as this very Victorian crime is dissected."
"I love writing about crime, especially Victorian crime. Before the launch of my fiction series set in Bayswater in the 1880s I researched and wrote true crime and historical biography.

It is that fascination for the nineteenth century and those contradictory Victorians that I now bring to my fiction writing. Frances Doughty’s adventures are only just beginning!"


Linda Stratmann
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A guest of the Romantic Novelists

A guest of the Romantic Novelists

Last night I was a guest of the Romantic Novelists Association at their annual awards ceremony held in the beautiful Gladstone Library, One Whitehall Place. A truly glittering event! Excited to find that the guest presenter was a great icon of mine, Prue Leith.  Here I am pictured in my new Penelope dress by Phannatiq.… Continue Reading

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