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  • Violet Vanquishes a Villain: A Victorian San Francisco Novella

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2015

    In this novella, Annie and Nate Dawson, the amateur sleuths from M. Louisa Locke’s cozy Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, are visiting Nate’s family at their ranch near San Jose, California. What was supposed to be a pleasant romantic interlude for the two of them, plus a chance for Annie to get to know Nate’s family better, turns serious when a crime is uncovered. And, as in Locke’s short stories from this series, Annie gets help in resolving the crisis from a very unexpected quarter... more

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  • Kathleen Catches a Killer: A Victorian San Francisco Novella

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2017

    It’s the very end of December, 1880, and the servant Kathleen Hennessey expects to spend a quiet week taking care of the O’Farrell Street boarding house while her employers, Annie and Nate Dawson, are off spending the Christmas holidays with Nate’s family. However, when she agrees to help out one of her friends, Kathleen discovers that a simple case of a servant being dismissed without notice has turned into a complicated puzzle that she is determined to solve... more

  • Pilfered Promises (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #5)

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2016

    It is the winter of 1880, and the future looks promising for Annie and Nate Dawson. Nate’s law practice is taking off. Annie has made the transition from pretend clairvoyant to a successful financial consultant. And they are looking forward to spending their first Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays together. For Robert Livingston, the owner San Francisco’s newest grand emporium, the holidays don’t look so promising... more

  • Victorian San Francisco Mysteries--Books 1-3

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2013

    Just in time for the holidays, you can get Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, the first three ebooks in the romantic and suspenseful Victorian San Francisco Mystery series bundled together at a substantial discount. These cozy historical mysteries are perfect gifts for readers of any age. Maids of Misfortune (over 550 reviews, 4... more

  • Victorian San Francisco Mysteries: Books 1-4

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2016

    The first four books in the romantic and suspenseful Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, Bloody Lessons, and Deadly Proof are bundled together at a substantial discount. This Boxed Set of cozy historical mysteries is the perfect gift for readers of any age and is a welcome companion to Pilfered Promises, the fifth book in the series. Maids of Misfortune (over 1400 reviews, 4... more

  • Deadly Proof: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #4)

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2015

    It’s the summer of 1880, and once again the lovely and inquisitive businesswoman, Annie Fuller, is helping San Francisco lawyer and beau, Nate Dawson, with a troublesome case. Nate’s client, a female typesetter accused of murdering her boss, refuses to help in her own defense. Complicating matters, Nate’s sister Laura insists on getting involved in the potentially dangerous investigation, while Laura’s friend Seth Timmons, troubled Civil War veteran, finds himself a witness for the prosecution... more

  • The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #2.5)

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2012

    This short story, set in 1879 San Francisco, features two elderly dressmakers, Miss Minnie and Miss Millie Moffet, who face a moral dilemma of no small dimensions. They turn for advice to Annie Fuller, a widowed boardinghouse owner who supplements her income as a clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl... more

  • Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #3)

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2013

    In Bloody Lessons, it's the winter of 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters. Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called into investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau, and the case becomes personal when they discover that Laura, Nate's sister, may be one of the teachers targeted for attack... more

  • Uneasy Spirits (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #2)

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2011

    In Uneasy Spirits, the sequel to Maids of Misfortune, It’s the fall of 1879 and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, has a problem. Despite her growing financial success as the clairvoyant Madam Sibyl, Annie doesn’t believe in the astrology and palmistry her clients think are the basis for the domestic and business advice she dispenses, which is making her feel increasingly uncomfortable. Kathleen Hennessey, Annie Fuller’s young Irish maid, has a plan... more

  • Dandy Detects (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #1.5)

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2010

    In this short story it is the fall of 1879 and San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved school-teacher, uncovers a mystery with the help of her son's dog, Dandy. This story is set in the gas-lit world created by Locke in her Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, which includes Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, and the short story The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage.

  • Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #1)

    M. Louisa Locke

    ·  2009

    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... more