The Poisonous Seed

The Poisonous Seed

A Frances Doughty Mystery

Book - 2011
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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, nineteen-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 ten year old murder. There will be more deaths, an a secret in her own family will be revealed before the killer is unmasked, and Frances will find that her life has changed forever.
Publisher: Gloucestershire : Mystery Press, 2011
Description: 286 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780752461182
Branch Call Number: Stra


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Nov 06, 2013

I've added Frances Doughty to my list of favourite sleuths.

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