Dandy Detects: A Victorian San Francisco Story

Dandy Detects: A Victorian San Francisco Story

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by M. Louisa Locke
     
 

In the fall of 1879, San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved school-teacher, uncovers a mystery with the help of her son’s dog, Dandy.

This short story, which comes chronologically after Maids of Misfortune, is set in the Victorian gas-lit world of Annie Fuller and her O’Farrell Street

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Overview

In the fall of 1879, San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved school-teacher, uncovers a mystery with the help of her son’s dog, Dandy.

This short story, which comes chronologically after Maids of Misfortune, is set in the Victorian gas-lit world of Annie Fuller and her O’Farrell Street boarding house, which Locke writes about in her Victorian San Francisco historical mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148744269
Publisher:
M. Louisa Locke
Publication date:
09/22/2013
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
93,607
File size:
141 KB

Meet the Author

M. Louisa Locke is a retired professor of U.S. and Women’s History, who has embarked on a second career as an historical fiction writer. The first two published books in her series of historical mysteries set in Victorian San Francisco, Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits, feature Annie Fuller, a boardinghouse owner and clairvoyant, and Nate Dawson, a San Francisco lawyer, who together investigate murders and other crimes, while her short stories, beginning with Dandy Detects, give secondary characters from this series a chance to get involved in their own minor mysteries.Locke's work has won a Next Generation Indie book award for historical fiction and been awarded the IndieBRAG medallion and she is a member of the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative. Dr. Locke is currently living in San Diego, where she is working on Bloody Lessons, the next full-length installment of her Annie Fuller/Nate Dawson series.For more about M. Louisa Locke and her work, see mlouisalocke.com/.

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Dandy Detects: A Victorian San Francisco Story 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
KittyS More than 1 year ago
This was a good short story set in Victorian Times... Very short -less than 50 pages - but an enjoyable quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's ok but I am glad it was short and free. While it's a quick read, the premise is strange and the characters not ver believable.
Kirconnell More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable mysterious short story. Will look for more work by Locke.
kathy nickle More than 1 year ago
Very cute short story. I recommend this book for a quick "feel good" kind of story.
MMS-RET More than 1 year ago
This is a touching tale about a dog hero who helps solve a mystery and encourage a young boy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Relatively predictable plot for any seasoned reader of mystery, but it was everything a short story is supposed to be. We do not get a full introduction to the characters, but this is to be expected. The pacing was perfect and it left me wanting more. I may have to get the novel now.
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While the plot is pretty transparent for any seasoned reader of mysteries, this is a quick fun read and a great introduction both to the author and her world. I'm excited to read the series and get to know these characters better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a cute short story
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Cindy55CM More than 1 year ago
This is a mystery set in the Victorian era about a widow, her son, and dog. It makes you want to further explore the different characters in the book. A good short read.
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MsMelanie More than 1 year ago
I'm not into mysteries at all but I've got to say that I just couldn't put it down. It's a great start into the world of mysteries. Especially if you like the Victorian Era. Contains no blood or gore.
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