When a customer of William Doughty's Bayswater chemist shop dies of strychnine poisoning after drinking medicine he dispensed, William is blamed, and the family faces ruin.
William's daughter, Frances, determines to redeem her ailing father's reputation and save the business. She soon becomes convinced that the death was murder, and, unable to persuade the police, she turns detective. Armed with only her wits, courage and determination, 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 will find that her life has changed forever.
©2011 Linda Stratmann (P)2016 Story Sound
I love this series of books. read them the moment they are published. so the story has to get 5 *. Frances is an excellent character and the plot is well displayed so you know you were given a chance. 4* for narration might be unfair. we have our own idea of character voice so it took some getting used to. can't wait for next one.
Involved competent mystery
Characters are good
Ended well for a followup story - which I will listen to!
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