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

Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

By M. Louisa Locke

  • Release Date - Published: 2014-12-06
  • Book Genre: Historical
  • Author: M. Louisa Locke
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 1,118 Ratings)

Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery M. Louisa Locke read online review & book description:

First book in the USA Today bestselling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series.

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 possesses 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 wrestles with a difficult decision. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to prove 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, cozy historical mystery set in the foggy, gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco. 

Maids of Misfortuneis the first book in M. Louisa Locke's USA Today bestselling Victorian San Francisco mystery series, followed by Uneasy SpiritsBloody LessonsDeadly Proof,and Pilfered Promises. Locke's shorter works, found in Victorian San Francisco Storie sand Victorian San Francisco Novellas, feature minor characters from the series.

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Posted Reviews

  • Maids of misfortune

    By gweneeth
    Interesting plot with realistic characters. Thanks, g
  • Aids of missfortune

    By JSSIndy
    I truly enjoyed this book! I thought it was a little longer than it needed to be. I also loved that it was a stand a lone. History, mystery, and romance! My favorite ingredients for a good read. Loved it!
  • Maids of Misfortune

    By rapid ronny
    Mildly interesting
  • Maids of misfortune

    By forest danncer
    I loved the spunky heroine of the story Annie’s adaptability is great wonderful twists and turns
  • Maids of Misfortune

    By Bubbling Barb
    I was truly impressed with this Victorian Mystery. It opened my eyes to life in San Francisco in the 1800s. Belonging to one class was quite an educational experience. Women were only supposed to perform certain tasks. But the main character uses this opportunity to find the culprit and bring him to justice.
  • Great book!

    By MStewart17
    I was looking for a free book to download to pass some time. I very much enjoyed this story and will soon begin reading the next book in the series!
  • Maids of Misfortune

    By padmajoy
    Engrossing and fast paced story. Rapid pace held my interest. I found the aliases confusing at times. I liked the female main character and her willful personality. I enjoyed her feminist perspective. And the depiction of women at the turn of the 20th century. I’d like to read more my this author.
  • Unfortunately Maids

    By Severma22
    Shows that no maid, however fortunate, ever made a living wage. These women are tough cookies. Smart, inventive, and most of the upper crust women try the best they know how too take care of those around them — insert vast amounts of wit. Only 4/5 because of the gentlemen. They do need some help from their “hunks”, but when the hunk tries the same help over and over, who can blame a gal (Lady) when she blows up?
  • Loved it!

    By Blanket3
    Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke was the first book I read in this series. I can honestly say that I fell in love with Annie's character right away and then with all the rest! Nate, Annie's borders and her staff were all lovely characters! Ms. Locke's description of San Francisco in the late 1800 was such a treat. I recommended the books to my sister and she enjoyed reading them as much as I did!!! I highly recommend this series!!
  • Everything was good, except...

    By Ann not Annie
    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.

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