Linda Stratmann

About me

Author of historical crime fiction set in London’s Bayswater, featuring Victorian lady sleuth Frances Doughty, also true crime and biography with a special interest in the nineteenth century.

From my website

Linda Stratmann: A brief biography

I was born in the City of Leicester. My parents were in the tailoring trade, and belonged to the Orthodox Jewish community. They wanted me to be educated, have a career, and marry a nice Jewish doctor. I managed two out of the three. All four of my grandparents had…

The Secret Poisoner

Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. She corrects…

Death In Bayswater

London 1881: Panic reigns in Bayswater as a ruthless murderer prowls the foggy streets of the nation’s capital. Residents live in fear, rumours and accusations abound, and vigilante groups patrol by night. It is not, of course, a suitable investigation for a lady detective, but when a friend falls victim…

 
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