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

  • Excellent!!!

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

    By Piece of fun
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Maids of Misfortune

    By HDulcimerchick
    A great story of a young single woman in nineteenth century San Francisco, and murder. Couldn't wait to read the next one!
  • Maids of Misfortune

    By beyondthegild
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Endearing characters and an engaging storyline with the beautiful city of San Fransisco as the backdrop - what more does one need? I look forward to reading more of this series from M. Louisa Locke!
  • Good Fun

    By VikingReader
    Enjoyed this book. Kept me interested throughout. Good story and lots of interesting 'scenery' and period specific detail.
  • Interesting book

    By hitechkat
    Historical novel that sheds light on how much things have changed in society. Good read.

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