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Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Kindle Edition

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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, Bloody Lessons, and Deadly Proof, as well as the novella, Violet Vanquishes a Villain, and short based on the characters from the novels.

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
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  • Print Length: 337 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002Z13UGS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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Thank you Ms. Locke! I enjoyed the history lesson, to feel how women lived their lives in San Francisco in the 1800's. How far we have gone! Loved the strong woman's main character in your Maids of Misfortune and also the love plot. Thank you again! Good easy read!
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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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A well written and thoroughly entertaining read! I would highly recommend it.
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