Victorian San Francisco Mysteries
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  • 1
    Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery | M. Louisa Locke

    Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

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    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Cynthia Wallace
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    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, and to pay off a debt, one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns. Annie also has 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 her clients has died. The police believe his death was suicide, but Annie believes he was murdered.

    Enjoyable story, annoying narration
    Reviewed on April 26 2013 by KarenB (Western NY)
  • 1.5
    Dandy Detects: A Victorian San Francisco Story | M. Louisa Locke

    Dandy Detects: A Victorian San Francisco Story

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    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
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    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

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 01 2014 by Christy M. (Massillon, OH, United States)
  • 2
    Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery | M. Louisa Locke

    Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
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    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

    I will not buy another audiobook with the same narrator.

    Reviewed on August 29 2015 by reneereader (rockville, md USA)
  • 2.5
    The Misses Moffet Mend A Marriage: A Victorian San Francisco Story | M. Louisa Locke

    The Misses Moffet Mend A Marriage: A Victorian San Francisco Story

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    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
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    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

    Yes, I really enjoy the Victorian San Fransisco series by M.Louisa Locke and this is another winner. It's only about 45 minutes long and keeps your in..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2014 by Christy M. (Massillon, OH, United States)
  • 3
    Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Book 3 | M. Louisa Locke

    Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Book 3

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    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
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    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...

    It must just be me, since this story has an average 4 star rating, but I could not get past the first couple of chapters. The reader added no excitem..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2016 by NinaS (The Ozarks - USA)
  • 3.5
    Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong: A Victorian San Francisco Story | M. Louisa Locke

    Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong: A Victorian San Francisco Story

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    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
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    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

    Yes, I would listen to this again. It's a great story and Ms. Haag brings a lot of life to the characters by her narration.

    Reviewed on July 02 2014 by Christy M. (Massillon, OH, United States)
  • 4
    Deadly Proof: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Book 4 | M. Louisa Locke

    Deadly Proof: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Book 4

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    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
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    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?

    Good, but

    This book was a little slower than the rest of the series, but still a good read

    Reviewed on April 08 2016 by Lee Scott (Brooksville, Florida, US)
  • 4.5
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  • Victorian San Francisco Stories | M. Louisa Locke

    Victorian San Francisco Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
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    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

    The narrator has a pleasing voice and the mysteries were enjoyable.

    Reviewed on October 26 2014 by Emily (Portland, OR, United States)