Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

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Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book Summary


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 it is 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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Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery - M. Louisa Locke Reviews

  • Everything was good, except...

    By Ann not Annie
    4
    I enjoyed reading this mystery. I found the story moved along and the setting and characters were interesting. The reason I gave it only 4 star was that the circumstances surrounding the murderer's actions were kind of flimsy. The coincidence with the bag, really? Would I read another one by this author, probably.
  • Review

    By 09doc
    5
    Captured me when I got to the double life and could not put it down until I found out who the real muder was
  • Maids of misfortune

    By RRengaV
    5
    Excellent and gripping book. Brought San Francisco of late 1800s in front of you. I could imagine horse carriages moving about San Francisco hills instead of cable cars. Great writing and I loved it.
  • Great Story and Characters

    By wah0995
    5
    First time reading this author. Kudos to Mrs. Locke. I think the characters are well developed and the story lines are great. I felt I was right there with Annie in this time period. I love historical-type mysteries This is a great piece of literature. I do plan to read the next book Uneasy Spirits to continue on my adventure with Annie and Mr. Dawson. :)..
  • Excellent!!!

    By KWJN
    5
    A fantastic mystery. As much as I tried, I never totally figured out the ending. The book comes alive and is a true page turner. The San Francisco Victorian history is a bonus. It is truly interesting. This is a series to read!
  • Maids of misfortune

    By Leanne Angela
    5
    Such a delightful and suspenseful book at the same time!!! Cannot wait to read more!!!!
  • Great start to a series

    By Piece of fun
    5
    The characters were well established leaving me with a desire to continue following their life journey through the rest of the series. Enjoyed the book!
  • Maids of Misfortune

    By Jfstars52
    4
    Just finished reading Maids of Misfortune and looking forward to starting Uneasy Spirits. I have always enjoyed historical books, especially those that include actual facts that represent the era they were written about. I also enjoy books with strong female characters who are intelligent and headstrong.
  • Step Back in Time

    By Victorian Mystery
    5
    Caught up in the characters as they solve the mystery, the era and setting of the story unfold for the reader with just the right amount of detail to bring realism to it without slowing the pace. The author does an excellent job of giving the reader a feel for San Francisco in the late 1800's, especially for a young, single woman with good business sense at a time her opportunities were limited but her spirit was undaunted.
  • Maids of Misfortune : A San Francisco Victorian Era Murder Mystery

    By Proctorasshole
    5
    Okay so start popping the hot popcorn. Get comfy and in a nice soft place so you can spend glorious hours reading the twists and turns injected into this fabulous read. You will love the characters and especially the setting if you love period novels. KSW

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