In this short story it is the fall of 1879 and San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved schoolteacher, uncovers a mystery with the help of her son's Boston Terrier, Dandy.
This story is set in the gas-lit world created by Locke in her Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, which includes Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, Bloody Lessons, and the short story "The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage".
©2010 M. Louisa Locke (P)2014 M. Louisa Locke
I have read the full-length Victorian San Francisco Mysteries, so I was looking forward to listening to this short story. I really like the characters in this story and the interaction between them.
Though I pretty much knew what was happening, it still did keep me at the edge of my seat because Alexandra brought the mystery to life.
She brings the story to life with her voice characterizations.
No, it was just a very good story. Can't wait til the next book comes out!
Yes, it was a delightful, engaging story and as a fan of the series it was like visiting old friends and getting to know a minor character better.
Not really - it was more of a known conclusion, but interesting to see how it unfolded. After all these are lone women in 19th century America, so they have almost no power.
She brought a warmth to the character, creating a feeling of coziness and intimacy.
Great story, very good narration, but too short at just 41 minutes!
I really enjoyed listening rather then reading while I was working out it made the time fly by. I felt like I was part of the story.
Her intonation made the story come alive.
I never realized how nice it was to listen to the story. It took me back to when I was young and I almost forgot just how nice that was, when our father used to read stories to us.
I would recommend this little gem of a mystery to fans of the Maids of Misfortune series as well as anyone who enjoys historical or cozy mysteries
I listened to this one while out on a beautiful walk in the sunshine and I enjoyed it immensely. It was an easy story to get into and I was left wondering who-done-it.
I loved hearing Barbara Hewitt's voice, and, of course, Dandy himself!
All my favorite characters were back from the other novels in the series, so it was like meeting with old friends again. I particularly enjoyed hearing from Barbara Hewitt's point of view, as I connected with her in the last book I read of Locke's.
M. Louisa Locke has a fine command of her world, her characters, her stories. I always know I'm in good hands!
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