Jordan Stratford is the author of The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency books, a middle-grade series which imagines an alternate 1826, where Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. The first book, The Case of the Missing Moonstone, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in January, 2015. The second book in the series, The Case of the Girl in Grey, was published in January, 2016.

Stratford has been pronounced clinically dead, and was briefly mistakenly wanted by INTERPOL for international industrial espionage. He is an ordained priest, has won numerous sword fights, jaywalked across the streets of Paris, San Franciso, and Sao Paolo, and was once shot by a stray rubber bullet in a London riot. He lives on a tiny windswept Pacific island populated predominantly by realtors and carnivorous gulls.



“Smart and witty… Skilled b&w illustrations and comical narration and dialogue will charm readers thoroughly.” – Publishers Weekly

"Stratford clearly enjoys re-creating the period setting and adding new characters to a cast that already included an abundance of nineteenth-century notables." - Booklist

Of Moonstones and Other MysteriesThe Wall Street Journal,January, 2015