M. Louisa Locke
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 http://mlouisalocke.com/.
Where to find M. Louisa Locke online
The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage: A Victorian San Francisco Story
by M. Louisa Locke
Approx. 7,600 words.
Published on June 18, 2012.
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.
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Smashwords book reviews by M. Louisa Locke
- Sonya's War
on Dec. 02, 2010
I highly recommend Sonya’s War, which is a delightful screenplay that tells the fascinating story of the stormy relationship between Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sonya in the last year of Tolstoy’s life. I was swept up in battle between Sonya, who was desperate to hold onto her influence over her husband and his work, and those men and women who believed that Tolstoy and his work belonged to the people. I was quickly caught up in the intrigue and conflict, and Polansky did a marvelous job of portraying Sonya’s acts of manipulation and imbalanced mental state, yet creating great sympathy for a woman who has lost control of everything she holds dear.