"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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In the steps of Dame Agatha

In the steps of Dame Agatha

15 to 17 September 2017 was the 32nd annual conference of the Police History Society which Gary and I attended. The event was held at the Imperial Hotel Torquay. There were some fascinating and thought provoking talks. Adam Wood of Mango Books who must be the leading expert on Chief Inspector Swanson of Scotland Yard,… Continue Reading

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