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Linda Stratmann
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1 April 2013 A Frances Doughty Mystery (Book 3)
The year is 1880. In West London, a dedicated doctor has set up a waiting mortuary on the borders of Kensal Green Cemetery, where corpses are left to decompose before burial to reassure clients that no one can be buried alive. When he collapses and dies on the same night that one of his most reliable employees disappears, Frances Doughty, a young sleuth with a reputation for solving knotty cases, is engaged to find the missing man, but nothing is as it seems. In this, her third case, Frances Doughty must rely on her wit, courage and determination – as well as some loyal friends – to solve the case. Suspicions of blackmail, fraud and murder lead to a gruesome exhumation in the catacombs, with shocking results. The third book in the popular Frances Doughty Mystery series.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752470183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752470184
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 12 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda was born in Leicester in 1948 and first started scribbling stories and poems at the age of six. She became interested in true crime when watching Edgar Lustgarten on TV in the 1950s. Linda attended Wyggeston Girls Grammar School, trained to be a chemists dispenser, and later studied at Newcastle University where she obtained a first in Psychology. She then spent 27 years in the civil service before leaving to devote her time to writing. Linda loves spending time in libraries and archives and really enjoys giving talks on her subject. Visit linda at her website www.lindastratmann.com

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." . . The pace moves along well and [Stratmann's] dry wit that is expressed through conversation among the characters is most entertaining." --"Joseph's Reviews"

About the Author

Linda Stratmann is a freelance writer and editor. She has a degree in psychology and a life-long interest in true crime. She is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction titles including The Poisonous Seed and The Daughters of Gentlemen - the Frances Doughty Mystery series.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as previous two in series 12 Aug 2013
By Patch
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I did enjoy this but felt there were too many factors being dealt with in the story line. There is good development of character and you are left wondering what will happen next. Wasn't paying attention to my kindle so was surprised when the book ended. So many times another aspect had been added to the investigation that I felt it would never end. Would recommend but suggest reading the other two first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a case doubtful death 9 May 2013
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a very good book found i could not put it down once i started to read
a mystery right to the end it is the first book that i have read from linda stratmann
and will read her other books
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three up and going strong 14 May 2013
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When the first Frances Doughty mystery appeared it was a revelation.
Could the second be as good?
Not only could it, it was actually better.
The Third?
Always a need for caution.
How many "Doggy Third Albums" have you heard?
But no need for doubt.
The redoubtable Miss Doughty is back and in splendid form.
Brilliant plot, no cheating, great characters and a view into the life of Bayswater in the 1800 which is truly remarkable.

This book is the best mystery in years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly recommended 1 July 2014
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The third book in the series each one highly enjoyable. If you enjoy reading of Victorian private detectives this book is for you. Read the first 2 before this one. I've just started No.4 - An Appetite for Murder.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended 9 April 2014
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The Frances Doughty novels are excellent. They are easy to read and hold the atention all the way through. Loved by the whole family
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic heroine 26 Feb 2014
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I would read these books purely for the heroine. I'm not sure why because there isn't an overtly obvious character trait which I'm interested in, she's just savvy and rounded. I thought she was particularly well written in this one.

There's a dark humour to the plot of this book. These books are just graphic enough - they're realistic enough not to feel like a distant Victorian crime solved over scones and tea and they sometimes elicit an 'ew!'. They're not gratuitously gory and violent either.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Complicated? 30 Sep 2013
By Jill
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Lots of facts in this story found it hard going at times, never the less good story if you are able to stick with it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A doubtful death 27 Aug 2013
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I really liked this book. It was nice to have a fearless female private detective from that era, a refreshing change!
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