Mr Scarletti’s Ghost

Mr Scarletti’s Ghost

A Mina Scarletti Mystery

Brighton 1871: Spirit mediums are all the fashion, especially Miss Eustace, a psychic who claims to produce apparitions of the dead. Diminutive Mina Scarletti, a writer of horror stories, is sure that her widowed mother is in the hands of cheats and extortionists so she enlists the aid of an unlikely group of friends to expose the frauds. But the scheming criminals have spread their nets wide and dramatic séances easily convince and captivate the bereaved and vulnerable. When Mina’s determined campaign backfires she only succeeds in adding to Miss Eustace’s fame. With chaos reigning in the Scarletti house, Mina and her associates must turn to desperate methods to outwit the illusionists and reveal the truth.

Historical Notes

The edition of Mr Scarletti’s Ghost published in 2015 by the History Press did not include any historical notes. I have now assembled the notes and they can be read here.

"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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