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Victorian San Francisco Stories

by M. Louisa Locke

Series: Victorian San Francisco Mysteries (short stories)

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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. Finally, in Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong, a Chinese manservant from the first mystery in the series, Maids of Misfortune, makes another appearance and helps Annie Fuller solve a serious problem. As a bonus, there is an essay, Historical Tidbits, which provides insight into the historical research that went into these stories. This collection can be read as an introduction or a companion to the first three books in the series, Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, permitting some of the most beloved minor characters to have some fun by taking center stage.Go to www.mlouisalocke.com to learn more about M. Louisa Locke and the world of Victorian San Francisco that she has created.… (more)
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I don't normally care for short stories, but these are little vignettes featuring minor characters in the novels, in the same overall story arc that the novels follow. They felt more like extra pieces of the series than stand-alone short stories, although they could certainly be read that way to get a taste of the series.

This collection also has some historical notes behind the stories. I was interested to find out that the author wrote her dissertation on working women in the west during the 19th century. That historical background is why I like this series. ( )
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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. Finally, in Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong, a Chinese manservant from the first mystery in the series, Maids of Misfortune, makes another appearance and helps Annie Fuller solve a serious problem. As a bonus, there is an essay, Historical Tidbits, which provides insight into the historical research that went into these stories. This collection can be read as an introduction or a companion to the first three books in the series, Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, permitting some of the most beloved minor characters to have some fun by taking center stage.Go to www.mlouisalocke.com to learn more about M. Louisa Locke and the world of Victorian San Francisco that she has created.

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This is a collection of four short stories from theVictorian 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. Finally, in "Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong", a Chinese manservant from the first mystery in the series, Maids of Misfortune, makes another appearance and helps Annie Fuller solve a serious problem. As a bonus, there is an essay, "Historical Tidbits", which provides insight into the historical research that went into these stories.

This collection can be read as an introduction or a companion to the first three books in the series, Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, permitting some of the most beloved minor characters to have some fun by taking center stage. [retrieved from Amazon.com 4/29/2015]

CONTENTS:
Madam Sibyl’s First Client
Dandy Detects
The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage
Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong
Historical Tidbits
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