In Bloody Lessons, it's the winter of 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters. Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called in to investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau. The case becomes personal when they discover that Laura, Nate's sister, may be one of the teachers targeted for attack.
"Not my cup of Victorian tea..."
Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she's from the future.
Kathleen Hennessey, Annie Fuller's young Irish maid, has a plan. When her mistress is asked to expose a fraudulent trance medium, Arabella Frampton, Kathleen is determined to assist in the investigation, just like the Pinkerton detectives she has read about in the dime novels. Nate Dawson, up-and-coming San Francisco lawyer, has a dilemma. He wants to marry the unconventional Annie Fuller, but he doesn't feel he can reveal his true feelings until he has a way to make enough money to support her.
"Stilted narration ruins listen"
Annie Fuller, a young boardinghouse housekeeper and reluctant clairvoyant, met the kind, older Chinese servant Mr. Wong during her investigations into a mysterious death in Maids of Misfortune, the first book in Locke's Victorian San Francisco Mystery series. In "Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong", Annie Fuller once again turns to Mr. Wong for help in solving a puzzle that could have life or death consequences.
"Another Winner in this Series"
Aimee Osborne has always looked forward to the Christmas holidays in the 21st century, where she grew up. Now that she lives in the primitive wilderness of 19th-century Yellowstone, she is determined to hold on to some of her traditions. Daniel Osborne is unfamiliar with many of the customs and beliefs his wife grew up with. Although he doesn't understand her enthusiasm for the holiday, he shares in her joy of the season, and plans to make each Christmas with her memorable.
"Wonderful Historic Detail in a Warm Story"
In this short story it is the fall of 1879 and San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved school-teacher, 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".
"Great Short Story"
Dan Osborne has one ambition in life. He wants to be a permanent park ranger in Yellowstone National Park, a place where his family roots run deep. He'll do just about anything to make his dream a reality. When a pretty tourist tells him an incredible story about his ancestors, his dreams might be realized sooner than he hoped. Jana Evans' best friend traveled back in time for true love. Not only is a weathered diary proof that she survived, so is the handsome park ranger standing before Jana now.
"Fantastic End To A Great Series!"
A town's terrible secret.Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town. Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one piece and only recently dead, and Val must enter a race against time. In only forty-eight hours, Hess will be set free, and he wants payback. And Val, her town, and everyone she loves are at the top of his list.
"intense but fell apart at the end"
This short story, set in 1879 San Francisco, features two elderly dressmakers, Miss Minnie and Miss Millie Moffet, who face a moral dilemma of no small dimensions. They turn for advice to Annie Fuller, a widowed boardinghouse owner who supplements her income as a clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl.
"Another Great Story in the Series"
It's the summer of 1880, and once again the lovely and inquisitive businesswoman Annie Fuller is helping San Francisco lawyer and beau Nate Dawson with a troublesome case. Nate's client, a female typesetter accused of murdering her boss, refuses to help in her own defense. Complicating matters, Nate's sister, Laura, insists on getting involved in the potentially dangerous investigation, while Laura's friend, Seth Timmons, troubled Civil War veteran, finds himself a witness for the prosecution. Will Nate be able to win his first big case?
Marriage is one of the most significant aspects of living, and is the significant commitment two people can make in love and in life. Becoming husband and wife is beautiful, and unifies two people in celebration of their relationship. However, this commitment isn't easy. It is a lot of work, and the relationship needs a lot of attention and care. Therefore, entering into marriage is a serious step to take and should be given a lot of thought.
What does it take to rise to the top of any profession, group, or organization? For over two decades, author Maxwell Harris has studied the answer to that question as well as observing the top performing people in over 50 industries. He has assembled the collective insights of an extraordinary group of people he refers to as "The SUPER ACHIEVERS".
Their parents paid the ransom - the kidnappers released one child. Haunted by the pleading eyes of her older sister, Tess Howard has spent the last 24 years searching for Rhona. Reunited at last, the pair is thrust into a deadly world of deception where the bond of shared secrets threatens to choke the light of truth. Blood is thicker than water, but a heart of darkness exacts revenge, not love.
"Kidnapped sisters, both ransomed, only one returns"
Since the devastating failure of her short-lived marriage, Cathy has buried herself in her work and kept men at arm's length. But when an old high school friend, Pam, brings her family for a short stay, Cathy's stone walls begin to crumble when she meets Jamie. Jamie, whose compassion and warmth slowly break down her defenses. Jamie, whose devotion to his four-year-old daughter melts Cathy's heart and makes her desperate for a family of her own. Jamie - who is married to Pam.
A crime story you won't soon forget by a New York Times best-selling author.
"ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE LISTENED TO IN 2016!"
All the normal sounds usually reaching the lower decks of the USS Goodall during routine subspace flight have just been cut off. As if someone at the controls suddenly wants the crew isolated. No loudly arguing male voices, no deliberately mishandled supplies tumbling down the corridor, no nothing. Has the impossible happened? Is this the Goodall mutiny everyone expected? Or is it something even worse?
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5; niv) That message is at the heart of every remarkable true account in Heaven Sent - unexpected and wondrous experiences that point to God's hidden hand at work in our lives. These thrilling events are more than mere coincidences and will open your eyes and hearts to God's love all around you.
It started with threatening phone calls. Then someone tampered with Tamara Bennington's brakes. When she barely escaped an attempt to run her down with a car, it left no doubt somebody wanted her dead. How far should a man go to repay a personal debt? Is abducting an heiress too far? Rane Masters believed Tamara's safety was worth any risk. She might never forgive him. She might even charge him with kidnapping, but she'd be alive and kicking when she did it.
Tessa Kahill, renowned journalist who traveled the world, is falling in love with her best friend's husband all over again! Tessa and Max Winthrop dated before he met Leslie. Then Tessa left with secrets and dreams to follow her career, and Max married her friend. With a child and a "perfect" marriage, Max was devastated when he lost his wife, his son's mother, and Tessa's best friend. A rocky road, a man and woman who are searching for love, and a little boy who holds his own secret.
This is a collection of four short stories from the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series. "Madam Sibyl's First Client" was written specifically for this collection and it finds Annie Fuller, the young widowed boarding house keeper, just starting her career as a pretend clairvoyant. In "Dandy Detects", the Boston terrier that lives in Annie Fuller's boarding house helps uncover a crime, and in "The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage", two elderly boarders use their dressmaking skills to avert a domestic tragedy.
"Great supplement to wonderful series"