Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

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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 ...

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Overview

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
  • Pages: 390
  • Sales rank: 663,190
  • 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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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    Another fun Victorian mystery

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2012

    Well written characters and interesting storyline. I can't wait

    Well written characters and interesting storyline. I can't wait to see
    what happens with Annie & Nate.

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

    The only reason I gave this a 1 start rating is because a friend

    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!

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    Spiritualism in early 20th century San Francisco is explored her

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Highly recommend!

    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.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Excellent read

    Just as entertaining as her first book. Well researched. Good suspence.

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