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The Royal Ghost

(2016)
(The second book in the Mina Scarletti Mystery series)
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A Victorian mystery with a haunting twist! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and Antonia Hodgson...

A scandalous rumour is sweeping through Brighton. But is everything really as it seems ... ?

Brighton, 1871



Forty-one years after his death, King George IV is said to be haunting the Royal Pavilion. The story of the ghostly encounter has been published anonymously, and it is sweeping through the town.

Mina Scarletti, an author herself, immediately suspects the story to be false. And when she inspects the Pavilion, she is certain her suspicions are correct.

But as she prepares to expose the false claims, her past begins to catch up with her. Blackmailed and threatened by those with an ulterior motive, Mina finds herself caught in a trap.

Can Mina prove that the Royal Ghost is a fake? Will she escape from the threat hanging over her?

Or will she find herself in grave danger ... ?



THE ROYAL GHOST is the second cosy mystery in Linda Stratmann's intriguing historical series, the Mina Scarletti investigations, a traditional British detective series with a feisty woman sleuth set in Victorian Brighton.

"I found this tale totally different from the usual Victorian melodramas, as it was firmly based on fact and the beliefs of the time. The pace is good, the characters believable and the style of writing suits the time in which it is set without going over the top. I enjoyed it very much." Historical Novel Society

"This beautifully written mystery tale could be glibly summed up as Jane Austen meets a female Perry Mason. The historical background is evocative and brings middle class Victorian Brighton, with all its gullibility, gossip, backbiting, social climbing and pretensions, to life, often with a wry sense of humour. Mina is a more than believable protagonist, pragmatic and resourceful and while realising her limitations, determined not to let her disability stop her doing things she wants to. The supporting characters are also well-rounded and contribute effectively to the whole." John Cleal, Crime Review

"The Royal Ghost benefits from a nicely evoked setting in Victorian Brighton, and casts entertaining light on an era when ghosts and psychic phenomena were all the rage." Martin Edwards

"If you enjoy the Frances Doughty mysteries then you'll find this book right down your street." Crime Fiction Lover

MINA SCARLETTI MYSTERY SERIES
BOOK ONE: Mr Scarletti's Ghost
BOOK TWO: The Royal Ghost
BOOK THREE: An Unquiet Ghost
BOOK FOUR: The Ghost of Hollow House

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Linda Stratmann's The Royal Ghost

Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Royal Ghost (Mina Scarletti Mystery)
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 1-912546-11-6 / 978-1-912546-11-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sapere Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Royal Ghost (Mina Scarletti Mystery)
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 0-7509-6629-7 / 978-0-7509-6629-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Royal Ghost (Mina Scarletti Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Sapere Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Royal Ghost (A Mina Scarletti Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA