Scholarly Pursuits Now Available for Pre-order

Something is rotten in the state of Berkeley
–1881 Blue and Gold Yearbook, University of California: Berkeley

In Scholarly Pursuits, the sixth full-length novel in the USA Today best-selling Victorian San Francisco mystery series, Locke explores life on the University of California: Berkeley campus in 1881, where Laura and her friends face the remarkably modern problems of fraternity hazings, fraught romantic relationships, and fractious faculty politics. 

While Annie and Nate Dawson and friends and family in the O’Farrell Street boardinghouse await a blessed event, Laura Dawson finds herself investigating why a young Berkeley student dropped out of school in the fall of 1880.

No one, including her friend Seth Timmons, thinks this is a good idea, since she is juggling a full course load with a part-time job, but she can’t let the question of what happened to her friend go unanswered. Not when it means that other young women might be in danger.

This cozy historical mystery of romantic suspense is set in the period immediately after the fifth book in the series, Pilfered Promises, and two novellas, Kathleen Catches a Killer and Dandy Delivers.  However, it can be read as a stand-alone.

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I have been working on this, the sixth full-length novel in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series for a year, and I am very excited to announce it is now available for pre-order. When I started, all I knew was that I wanted to set this book in the University of California: Berkeley, where Laura Dawson and her friends were attending school. What I didn’t expect to find was how contemporary the issues were that students and faculty were facing in 1881. Later I will write a blog about these findings, but for now, hope you all are as excited about reading this book as I am about finding out what you think about it!  Meanwhile, have a great holiday!

M. Louisa Locke, December 20, 2018

4 Replies to “Scholarly Pursuits Now Available for Pre-order”

    1. Yes, as soon as the manuscript is through the editing process, I will start the process of putting it into print, hoping that I will then have time to have it be available in print at the same time it published in ebook form, and then eventually will get it into audio book form. Always lovely to hear from you.

  1. Funny how some unpleasant things are not new at all when we (dig ?) a little. In L’Assommoir from Zola*, one of a female characters speak about street harassment and it was written in the late 1870.

    *If you don’t know him he was a naturaliste, meaning he wrote novels but they can be read like a newspaper (article ?). ________________________________ De : M. Louisa Locke Envoyé : jeudi 20 décembre 2018 16:50:53 À : annayl@live.fr Objet : [New post] Scholarly Pursuits Now Available for Pre-order

    loulocke posted: ““Something is rotten in the state of Berkeley” –1881 Blue and Gold Yearbook, University of California: Berkeley In Scholarly Pursuits, the sixth full-length novel in the USA Today best-selling Victorian San Francisco mystery series, Locke explores lif”

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