Jo Allison (pen name for Linda Dobkins) has been writing full-length murder mysteries and associated short stories set in 1910 Missouri for some fifteen years.  But her day job kept her too busy to do much except store them away. Retirement has allowed her to resume writing--and produce 6 books including an entire book of short mystery.

Her full-length crime stories/mysteries follow the adventures of a “new woman,” a suffragist with an unconventional position in the City of St. Louis Police Department in 1910. Jo has finished four books in the series and is working on the fifth. Short stories related to the series serve as prequels and “between murders” vignettes.

In the course of writing the period mysteries, Jo has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about progressive-era St. Louis and shares it on (See contact information for the link.)