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The Poisonous Seed

(2011)
(The first book in the Frances Doughty Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
The first in a new Victorian murder mystery series set in London, featuring a clever and determined young female sleuth

When a customer of William Doughty's chemist shop dies of strychnine poisoning after drinking medicine he dispensed, William is blamed, and the family faces ruin. William's daughter, 19-year-old Frances, determines to redeem her ailing father's reputation and save the business. She soon becomes convinced that the death was murder, but unable to convince the police, she turns detective. Armed only with her wits, courage, and determination, and aided by some unconventional new friends, Frances uncovers a startling deception and solves a 10-year-old murder. There will be more deaths and a secret in her own family will be revealed, before the killer is unmasked and Frances finds that her life has changed forever.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Linda Stratmann's The Poisonous Seed

Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Poisonous Seed
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 0-7505-4266-7 / 978-0-7505-4266-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery 1 (Frances Doughty Mysteries)
Author(s): Stratmann
ISBN: 0-7524-6118-4 / 978-0-7524-6118-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
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March 2011 : Paperback
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Title: The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery by Stratmann. Linda ( 2011 ) Paperback
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Poisonous Seed
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Soundings
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October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Poisonous Seed
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Poisonous Seed
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Poisonous Seed
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Poisonous Seed
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 1-78502-179-6 / 978-1-78502-179-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Poisonous Seed
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 1-78502-180-X / 978-1-78502-180-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery (The Frances Doughty Mysteries)
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery 1 (The Frances Doughty Mysteries)
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: The Mystery Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU