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Maids of Misfortune - M. Louisa Locke
Maids of Misfortune
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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... show more
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 historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781449925031 (1449925030)
Pages no: 327
Edition language: English
Series: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (#1)
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The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it
4.0 A thoroughly enjoyable cozy mystery by M. Louisa Locke
I knew as soon as I started this book that I was going to love it and I was right. A strong female heroine set in the Victorian era with a clever mystery is a recipe for success.Annie Fuller is a widow who escaped a stifling marriage when her husband committed suicide. She moved from New York to San...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
As a gently-bred widow in nineteenth century San Francisco, Annie Fuller struggles to be financially independent. To supplement her boarding house earnings, she also gives advice masquerading as a fortune teller. When one of her favorite clients seemingly commits suicide on the eve of his greatest...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0 Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #1)
Overall rating: 4.75 stars"Maids of Misfortune" is the first of M. Louisa Locke's Victorian San Francisco mystery series. I read the second volume, "Uneasy Spirits," first. Either book stands just fine on its own.In this story, widow Annie Fuller is trying to figure out how to manage an unexpected...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Maids of Misfortune (Victorian San Francisco Mystery #2)
This was a solid, well written book with a pretty good plot - I guessed the bad guy about half-way through. I think when I started reading this book I wasn't in the mood for it, so it felt as though it dragged a bit. I usually avoid the undercover-in-disguise sort of mystery, but this one was don...
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