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The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #2.5)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  262 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This short story, set in 1879 San Francisco, features two elderly dressmakers, Miss Minnie and Miss Millie Moffet, who face a moral dilemma of no small dimensions. They turn for advice to Annie Fuller, a widowed boardinghouse owner who supplements her income as a clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl.

For those who have read Locke’s two full-length Victorian San Francisco mysteries, Ma
Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by M. Louisa Locke
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Mar 16, 2012 Erin rated it liked it
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Much to the distress of Nate Dawson, the Moffet sisters have been permanent fixtures of Annie Fuller's boarding house since its introduction in Maids of Misfortune. However, despite their constant presence, we readers haven't been privy to much of their story or character. Locke remedies this in her delightful short, The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage.

First of all, I love that these two elderly women are so much more percept
Apr 12, 2014 Christy rated it it was amazing
This is another winner in the Victorian San Fransisco Mystery series. The characters of Miss Millie and Miss Minnie have the leading role in this short story which I received free on audible for an honest review.

The ladies, who are seamstresses, find that one of their client's husband may be unfaithful to his wife with another one of their clients. They subtly find out the truth and help keep the marriage in question from failing.

The audio version of this is very well narrated and easy to list
#2.5 in Victorian San Francisco Mystery.

A short story set in in the world of this series. Gives readers a little more background into the Misses Moffets and also give new readers a "taste" of the author's writing stye and what to expect from the series. Whether the full novels are too ing for me, these short stories tend to be just a tad too short and not really worth a reader's while, unless you are a huge fan of the series, or want to know more about lesser characters in the story.

Two stars.
Cindy Amrhein
Feb 14, 2014 Cindy Amrhein rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this short, and it was enough to hold me over until Ms. Locke's next book came out. I just love the Miss Moffets. They are such a clever creation as characters, in all their quirkiness. I got a bit of a peak into their background and their lives and got to know them just a little bit better.
Jun 09, 2016 Rene rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite things about this author and this series is that she releases these little short stories between her full books. Read everything in this series.
Mar 14, 2015 Janell rated it it was ok
Rather bland story/mystery based on minor characters from "A Victorian San Francisco Mystery" series which is a favorite of mine. Although listed as a short story book, I expected the kind of well written mystery found in the series, just shorter in length. Instead it was just a so-so, run-on sort of story that had very little plot and even less mystery. Plus, I knew it was a just a short story but didn't realize how short it really was!
❂ Jennifer
Aug 19, 2013 ❂ Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Not really a mystery at all, but an amusing short story that features the secondary characters from the mystery series. The sisters are just the sort you'd like to have as your personal seamstresses, if one could afford such a thing. A quick, amusing read about how to accomplish your goals on the sly.

Apr 17, 2012 Marla rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-library
Another fun, little short story. Something that probably wouldn't be published as a physical book outside of a collection of short stories, but, thanks to the power of e-book readers, gets published and read on it's own. I enjoyed the Misses Moffet's and the small glimpse we got into them and their past.
Nov 09, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
Love these sisters!
Mar 31, 2013 Ngdecker rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book
This was a very quick read, but fun. It is really a short story rather than a book. I read it because I enjoyed the author's other book I had read - Maids of Misfortune.
May 31, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
Adorable short story featuring characters from the San Francisco Victorian mystery series. I have a new fondness for the Misses Moffet :)
JoAnn Bassett
Apr 12, 2012 JoAnn Bassett rated it really liked it
Fun, clever mystery set in a Victorian setting--what more could you want? It's small, but satisfying (like a well-crafted truffle). Enjoy!
May 09, 2013 Natalie rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this and the other short story, Dandy Detects, a good bit, perhaps even more than the actual novels themselves.
Jul 07, 2013 Judy rated it it was amazing
Delightful! So clever too! We should all learn from these ladies. This short story makes me smile.
Jul 26, 2012 Pat rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, mystery
A refreshing visit to Victorian San Fransisco, to tide me over before the next full-length book comes out.
Zindia Pierson
May 04, 2015 Zindia Pierson rated it it was amazing
Nice novella about the sisters.
Sep 03, 2012 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet little story. Very short.
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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 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (4 books)
  • Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #1)
  • Uneasy Spirits (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #2)
  • Bloody Lessons (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #3)
  • Deadly Proof (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #4)

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