Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

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by M Locke
     
 

In this sequel to Maids of Misfortune, it is the fall of 1879 and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, has a problem. Despite her growing financial success as the clairvoyant Madam Sibyl, Annie doesn't believe in the astrology and palmistry her clients think are the basis for the domestic and business advice she dispenses, which is making her feel increasingly…  See more details below

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In this sequel to Maids of Misfortune, it is the fall of 1879 and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, has a problem. Despite her growing financial success as the clairvoyant Madam Sibyl, Annie doesn't believe in the astrology and palmistry her clients think are the basis for the domestic and business advice she dispenses, which is making her feel increasingly uncomfortable.

Kathleen Hennessey, Annie Fuller's young Irish maid, has a plan. When her mistress is asked by one of the people in Annie's boarding house to investigate and expose a fraudulent trance medium, Arabella Frampton, Kathleen is determined to assist in this investigation, just like the Pinkerton detectives she has read about in the dime novels.

Nate Dawson, the 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 figured out a way to make enough money to support her.

In Uneasy Spirits, this light, romantic novel of suspense, Annie Fuller, with the help of Nate Dawson and Kathleen Hennessey, delves into the intriguing world of 19th century spiritualism, encountering true believers and naïve dupes, clever frauds and unexplained supernatural phenomena, and she will soon find there are as many secrets as there are spirits swirling around the Frampton séance table. Some of those secrets will threaten the foundation of her career as Madam Sibyl and the future of her relationship with Nate Dawson, and, in time, they will threaten her very life itself.

Reviews

"This is a skillfully crafted mystery with wonderful recurring characters who are the kind of people that live with the reader long after the book is finished" -- RP Dahlke, author of A Dangerous Harbor

"The resolution was suspenseful and harrowing. This cozy has great characters, interesting plot, period detail, and suspense sprinkled with romance for a great mystery. If you like the Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson, you will most likely enjoy this series." -- Ariel Heart, Mystery and My Musings

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466373549
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/10/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Sales rank:
713,559
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

M. Louisa Locke, a retired professor of U.S. and Women's History, has embarked on a second career as an author of historical fiction. Based on Dr. Locke's doctoral research, her Victorian San Francisco mystery series includes Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, top selling books in the historical and cozy mystery categories, and short stories, Dandy Detects, and The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage, which feature characters from the novels. Locke is currently living in San Diego with her husband, a dog and two cats, and the third book in the series, Bloody Lessons.

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Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 13 reviews.
VRC More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun read. Annie Fuller, a part time fortune teller, investigates a family of spiritualists, certain they're frauds and up to something actually sinister. The personal conflict for Annie is very honestly handled and I appreciated that. The relationship between her and Nate develops, which I also liked. But I think what made this so fun was the cast of truly unusual characters, well drawn, complex, and at times downright strange. I'm looking forward to more from this author.
danfer More than 1 year ago
This book is a gem! I love good "true to life" Victorian stories and Ms Locke comes so close to true life that it's seem to be written by a person living in San Francisco in the 1800's I also recommend "Maids of Misfortune" I LOVE both books ~ I wish she would've written a 100 more books! I highly highly highly recommend it
rgh1960 More than 1 year ago
It isn't easy to find books that get everything so right. Well written; check. Smart, enjoyable characters that still think and act in a manner true to their place and time; check. Satisfying development of those characters, plenty of authentic historical detail, a mystery that I didn't figure out half-way in; check, check, and check! I'm enjoying this series very much and look forward to reading more Annie Fuller novels.
RedRaven More than 1 year ago
Well written characters and interesting storyline. I can't wait to see what happens with Annie & Nate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it! Well written. Takes you back to a forgotten era with ease, in addition to mystery and intrigue. Looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loving this series and this author. These books are so fun for me because I learn about san francisco history while reading a clever, cozy mystery. I also enjoy knowing where some of the places are located. This one also surprised me; it was not the outcome I expected. I joined the author's newsletter and received a free collection of short stories. Bonus!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very glad to have found this series. Lots of good characters, development, and suspense. Looking foreward to the next one.
champamom More than 1 year ago
The continuing story of Annie Fuller does not disappoint. We learn more about Annie's past as she tries to discover the secrets of a couple performing seances.
LJPurnell More than 1 year ago
Spiritualism in early 20th century San Francisco is explored here.The characters are engaging and I particularly liked the young, disturbed Evie May whose character was mercurial and as mysterious as the unknown stalker of the heroine, Annie Fuller. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as entertaining as her first book. Well researched. Good suspence.
CallaLilyDC More than 1 year ago
The only reason I gave this a 1 start rating is because a friend of mine got it for her Kindle for free.And B&N want us to pay $12.81.Tells me a lot about B&N,wish I had gotten a Kindle instead of a NookColor!