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Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery [Kindle Edition]

M. Louisa Locke
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It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.

Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.

Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn't leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.

Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in this light-hearted, cozy historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.

Maids of Misfortune is the first book in M. Louisa Locke’s historical mystery series, see also, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, as well as the two short stories based on the characters from the novels, Dandy Detects, and The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage.

About the Author

M. Louisa Locke is a retired U.S and Women's history professor who has embarked on a new career with the publication of her best-selling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, including Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, Bloody Lessons, and her short stories.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3283 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002Z13UGS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #456 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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4.0 out of 5 stars strong women April 3 2013
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I like that there was no vulgar language or explicit sexual content. I also enjoyed that the main character was a strong woman who made her own decisions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By BrianG
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I was pleasantly surprised and entertained. I do not usually read who dunits, but this book may change my reading habits. The plot was interesting and I think amateur sleuths could arrive at the conclusion easily. What I enjoyed immensly was the images of San Fran society in the day: the dress of both genders and proper interaction. The story moves smoothly, relaxing, anxious anticipation for the next page, the next chapter. When I first started reading eBooks, I found formatting and spelling to be less than expected. It was distracting! I have noticed the quality of eBooks greatly improved, not perfect like we find with print, but better. This book is not perfect, but the format issues were at the end or beginning of chapters and did not distract. I recommend this book without hesitation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maids of Misfortune May 13 2013
By Ann MC
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Enjoyed the book. Easy read. Had to remember the role of woman in the 19th century. Got a bit of San Fran history
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good enjoyable read July 21 2015
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Really enjoyed this story with Annie and her boarding house. Best of all was the lawyer that got the lady!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written Oct. 1 2015
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An easy read without too much drama or violence. Well written, the plot rolled along well. Recommended.
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