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Michelle Salter

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Michelle Salter is a historical crime fiction writer based in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Many of her books are set in the area where she lives and are inspired by real-life events in post-First World War and 1920s Britain.

Her new novel, Murder at Merewood Hospital, features Sister Helen Hopgood and is set in June 1919 in a military hospital in Hampshire.

She also has connections to Devon; the latest Iris Woodmore Mystery, A Killing at Smugglers Cove, is set in Dawlish and Exeter. Iris will be back in her native Hampshire in the summer of 2024 for a new mystery.

Michelle brings a love of social history to her novels, which reflect how issues of 100 years ago are not so different from the challenges we face today.

When she’s not writing, Michelle can be found knee-deep in mud at her local nature reserve. She enjoys working with a team of volunteers undertaking conservation activities on land and in water, repairing riverbanks, sloshing around in the marshes, and driving a tractor badly.

Books by Michelle Salter

  • Murder At Merewood Hospital Murder At Merewood Hospital


  • A Killing At Smugglers Cove A Killing At Smugglers Cove


  • The Body at Carnival Bridge The Body at Carnival Bridge


  • Death at Crookham Hall Death at Crookham Hall


  • Murder at Waldenmere Lake Murder at Waldenmere Lake


  • The Suffragette’s Daughter


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