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

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"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,
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"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,
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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 mlouisalocke.com/blog/ and is an active member of the Alliance of Independent Authors

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002Z13UGS
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 28, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4473 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 322 pages
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USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Louisa Locke, is a retired professor of U.S. and Women's History who embarked on a second career as an historical fiction writer. Her Victorian San Francisco Mystery series feature Annie Fuller, a boardinghouse owner and pretend clairvoyant, and Nate Dawson, a San Francisco lawyer, who together investigate murders and other crimes. Her short stories and novellas give secondary characters from this series a chance to get involved in their own minor mysteries.

As Louisa Locke, she has written a coming of age science fiction trilogy in the open source science fiction world of the Paradisi Chronicles. To learn more about her historical mysteries or the new science fiction series go to http://mlouisalocke.com/. If you wish to be notified of new publications subscribe to her newsletter or click the yellow FOLLOW button under her photograph on her Author Page.

Dr. Locke is an active member in the Alliance of Independent Authors, a Director of the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative, and a founder of the Paradisi Chronicles. For those of you who have read her work, Locke would love to hear from you at mlouisalocke@gmail.com.

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