Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke

Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

By M. Louisa Locke

  • Release Date: 2014-12-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
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Description

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.

Reviews

  • Maids of misfortune

    3
    By Noneed56
    Enjoyed it. Liked the lead character.
  • Maids of Misfortune

    4
    By Donzinator
    Very compelling story and interesting characters. A pleasure to read.
  • A fun read, especially for free!

    3
    By jar_girl
    Nice to hear about my favourite city way back when. The whodunit kept you guessing almost to the end. Fun.
  • Interesting characters

    4
    By Susan Jackson
    Enjoyable. Excellent characters. Interesting story!

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