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 Spirits, Bloody Lessons, Deadly 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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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?
Aids of missfortune
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