Linda Stratmann
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Frances Doughty Mysteries

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.

The Frances Doughty mysteries set in 1880s Bayswater, feature a clever and determined lady detective, who has to battle wily criminals and the prejudices about suitable roles for women. Through her adventures I explore aspects of Victorian life such as diet, education, medicine, women’s rights, fear of premature burial and the fashion for cycling.


Murder at the Bayswater Bicycle Club

2018, The History Press

A True and Faithful Brother

2017, The History Press

Death In Bayswater

2016, The History Press

The Children Of Silence

2015, The History Press

An Appetite for Murder

2014, The History Press

A Case of Doubtful Death

2013, The History Press

The Daughters of Gentlemen

2012, The History Press

The Poisonous Seed

2011, The History Press