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After being a professor of history for over 30 years, I am now retired and writing full time. The books in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, are based in part on my dissertation research on women who worked in the Far West at the end of the Nineteenth Century, and they feature Annie Fuller, a young widow who gives domestic and business advice as the clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl. She is aided in her investigations into crime by Nate Dawson, a local lawyer, and the residents in the boarding house she owns.

Maids of Misfortune, the first in the series, finds Annie investigating a murder by going undercover as a domestics servant. In Uneasy Spirits, she is asked to investigate a fraudulent trance medium, and in the most recent book, Blood L
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M. Louisa Locke Dear Simone,

Thanks for reading the book, and writing the lovely review! Yes, I plan on continuing to write in this genre featuring the same characters…more
Dear Simone,

Thanks for reading the book, and writing the lovely review! Yes, I plan on continuing to write in this genre featuring the same characters but each book focusing on a different occupation (and in the short stories focusing on some of the minor characters). So, while Maids of Misfortune featured domestic service, Uneasy Spirits looked at spiritualists, Bloodly Lessons, teachers, and the newest book Deadly Proof, women in printing in SF. So now I am busy starting the research for the next one--which I think will deal in some ways with women in the "needle trades" and department stores.

By the way, Bloody Lessons will be 99 cents May 5-7 on most ebook retailers. And if you sign up for my newsletter--you can get a copy of the collected short stories for free (See my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mlouisalocke..., or blog http://mlouisalocke.com to sign up.)

Again, thanks for you support.

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M. Louisa Locke Dear Melissa, Sorry I didn't answer your question right away--I had my head down working on the next book! I just finished the first draft of the 4th…moreDear Melissa, Sorry I didn't answer your question right away--I had my head down working on the next book! I just finished the first draft of the 4th book, which is called Deadly Proof and takes Annie, Nate, and others into the SF printing industry. I hope to have the book rewritten and edited and available by February. So glad you enjoyed the series.(less)
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newspaper-clip-art-1201187650_b7db851855I was just reading a blog post entitled, “Short is the New Black” and I thought…why haven’t I posted anything in…over 2 months!!!! And the answer is, in the past my posts have been long….very long….sometimes longer than a short story. And I have been too busy writing fiction to write blog posts. So I am going to try something different. Short and sweet.


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Beth Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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M. Locke Dear Beth,

Thanks for reaching out. Looks like your mysteries are doing well. I am right now completely immersed in trying to finish my sequel, so I am feeling a bit like a hermit, but look forward to checking out your work when I come up for air.


message 3: by Peggy

Peggy Randall-Martin Louisa, It is a pleasure to 'meet' you. Never stop writing! I can hardly wait to read your next book.

I have started a new book, "Deconstructing Mary," and have posted the prologue on Goodreads. If you have time, I would love for you to read it and let me know what you think of it:
http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/2...


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