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.


My newest publication in my Victorian San Francisco mystery series Violet Vanquishes a Villain. In this novella, Annie and Nate Dawson, the amateur sleuths from M. Louisa Locke’s cozy Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, are visiting Nate’s family at their ranch near San Jose, California. What was supposed to be a pleasant romantic interlude for the two of them, plus a chance for Annie to get to know Nate’s family better, turns serious when a crime is uncovered. And, as in Locke’s short stories from this series, Annie gets help in resolving the crisis from a very unexpected quarter.  Violet Vanquishes a Villain comes right after Deadly Proof, the fourth book in the series, although it can certainly be read as a stand-alone story. KindleKindle AppKoboNookApple

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