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Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 1) by [Locke, M. Louisa]

Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Book 1 of 5 in Victorian San Francisco Mysteries (5 Book Series)

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Editorial Reviews


"Thishistorical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco isa complete package of a modified locked room puzzle, more than one murder,daring undercover snooping, romantic tension and a few twists and turns for apowerhouse of a debut novel."  -Ariel Heart, Mysteries and My Musings
"Frombeautiful Victorian houses to horses, carriages, manners, dress, lifestyles,fog, and gas-lamps, the setting is rich with authenticity. The author'sresearch is thorough, and her descriptions contain details that are interestingand satisfying to readers who love this era. Locke's mysteries should develop aloyal audience quickly." -Penny Leisch, Story CircleBook Reviews   
"Maids of Misfortune is smoothly written, withappealing characters and a strong female lead in a story filled with realdetection, a lot of period detail (is there a better way to get into thedetails of everyday life than through the eyes of a servant?), and a bit ofbanter-filled romance to help stir the pot."-Kim Malo,

About the Author

M. Louisa Locke, a retired professor of U.S women's history, features women's occupations in her Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, including Maids of MisfortuneUneasy SpiritsBloody Lessons, and Deadly Proof, and the novella, Violet Vanquishes a Villain.  Not content with writing about the past, Locke has recently turned to the future with a coming of age adventure, Between Mountain and Sea, as part of the open source science fiction world of the Paradisi Chronicles.

Dr. Locke is on the Board of Directors of the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative, is a founding member of the Paradisi Chronicles, writes about self-publishing at and is an active member of the Alliance of Independent Authors

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  • File Size: 4366 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 28, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002Z13UGS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #854 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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