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Linda Stratmann

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Linda has a virtually life-long interest in true crime, and a large collection of books on the subject. She is a qualified chemist’s dispenser, having trained in a very old branch of Boots, just before the shop and the course were modernised. After taking a BSc in Psychology she was an Inspector of Taxes for 27 years, before leaving to pursue her writing. She is a black belt in both aikido and Japanese sword.

She has a passionate though not uncritical love of the Victorian period, and probably spends more time in the 19th century than the 21st.  She will dress up in the appropriate costume at every possible opportunity. Linda’s research skills are self-taught but over the years she has become a competent amateur genealogist, and archive user.

Linda has given many public talks on true crimes. She has been a guest panellist at Crimefest Bristol since 2011, has been a guest on radio shows and appeared in two television documentaries on the history of anaesthesia and two editions of the Fred Dinenage Murder Casebook.

Linda has served on the committee of the CWA for several years and is currently Vice-Chair.

 

Books by Linda Stratmann

  • The Poisonous Seed

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  • The Daughters of Gentlemen

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  • A Case of Doubtful Death

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  • The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

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  • Greater London Murders

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  • A True and Faithful Brother

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  • The Secret Poisoner

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  • An Appetite For Murder

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  • The Children of Silence

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  • Death in Bayswater

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  • Murder at the Bayswater Bicycle Club

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  • Mr Scarletti's Ghost

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  • The Royal Ghost

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  • An Unquiet Ghost

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  • Essex Murders

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  • More Essex Murders

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  • Middlesex Murders

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  • Gloucestershire Murders

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  • Kent Murders

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  • Notorious Blasted Rascal

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  • Fraudsters and Charlatans

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  • Chloroform: the Quest for Oblivion

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  • Whiteley's Folly

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  • Cruel Deeds and Dreadful Calamities: The Illustrated Police News

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