Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery : Victorian San Francisco Mysteries

  • by M. Louisa Locke
  • Narrated by Cynthia Wallace
  • Series: Victorian San Francisco Mysteries
  • 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 to pay off a debt, one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns.
Annie Fuller 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, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought about by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.
Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe 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 historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.

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Good story...shame about the narrator

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator had a childish whinny voice and, although she tried to change the tone per character, was dull throughout.


What other book might you compare Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery to, and why?

I would compare this to "The curse of the House of Foskett" as its set in the same era but back home in London and the main character is a female who solves the crime alongside her ward.


Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cynthia Wallace?

I would have cast Emma Gregory as the narrator as she has a clear voice.


Do you think Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

A follow up book would be a good idea as the main character has two roles to play within the time of life when women were not suppose to know a lot or were not listened to. But thed narrator has to change.


Any additional comments?

My mistake before buying the book was not to read the reviews and not listen to the sample I just liked the overview. Wont do that again!

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2012
  • Publisher: Mary Lou Locke