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Michelle Salter

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Michelle Salter is a historical crime fiction writer based in north east Hampshire, UK. She’s also a copywriter and has written features for national magazines. Her love of social history influences her novels, which explore how the world we live in today reflects events of 100 years ago.

Michelle’s debut novel, The Suffragette’s Daughter, is a coming-of-age story that introduces a series of mysteries featuring Iris Woodmore. The series focuses on crimes and social issues affecting women during the interwar period.

The Suffragette’s Daughter is set in 1920 – not in the stylised world of the flapper girl but the reality of Britain in the aftermath of the Great War and the suffragette movement. It’s a period of rapid social change, but even in these progressive times, it can still be deadly for a woman to show too much strength.

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.

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Books by Michelle Salter

  • The Suffragette's Daughter