The Poisonous Seed

  • by Linda Stratmann
  • Narrated by Emma Powell
  • 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Please, sit. I want some more!

I wish the rest of this series was on audible. I would certainly read it!
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- Meghan Griffin

Bought in March, finished in August - 'nuff said

If anybody but Emma Powell had been narrating, I would have returned this book. There are parts of it that could be very interesting, but it is WAY too long, with so many twists and turns that it became interest-deflating. And the author's notes at the end went on and on, to what purpose I couldn't quite figure out (although I didn't finish listening). Was she trying to point out that although her book was fictional, there had been similar real-life events, in which case, DUH is the only possible response? She apparently did a ton of research, which is admirable, and the novel was constructed so as to lead to future books, which again I believe could be very interesting - with a lot of judicious editing.
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- Sharon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2016
  • Publisher: Soundings