mlouisalocke_bks_medWelcome to the website and blog of M. Louisa Locke, the indie author of the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series featuring Annie Fuller and Nate Dawson. Go to Books to learn about the first four books in the series, Maids of MisfortuneUneasy Spirits, Bloody Lessons, and Deadly Proof as well as the new novella, Violet Vanquishes a Villain. Go to Short Stories to see the individual short stories, which are  based on minor characters from the series.

I have also started writing in the Paradisi Chronicles, a multi-author science fiction world. See Between Mountain And Sea, Book 1 of the Caelestis Series.

Check out my Blog for the latest news on the world of self-publishing and historical fiction. Enter the world of Victorian San Francisco to learn about the places, people, and events that are featured in my books and stories. If you wish to contact me, see Contact.

NOW HERE! Pilfered Promises  The newest full-length novel in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery Series.


It is the winter of 1880, and the future looks promising for Annie and Nate Dawson. Nate’s law practice is taking off. Annie has made the transition from pretend clairvoyant to a successful financial consultant. And they are looking forward to spending their first Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays together.

For Robert Livingston, the owner San Francisco’s newest grand emporium, the holidays don’t look so promising. Not if he can’t figure out how to stop whoever is stealing from his department store, the Silver Strike Bazaar.

But when he hires the Dawsons to investigate, they discover that behind the doors of his “Palace of Plenty,” nothing is quite what it seems. Love and loss, loyalty and betrayal are sold in a store where not everything of value can be bought, and not everything that can be bought has value.

Pilfered Promises, a sweet cozy historical mystery, is the fifth book in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series featuring Annie and Nate Dawson and their friends and family in the O’Farrell Street boarding house.

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