Murder and Mayhem: Four Historical Mystery Novels


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Murder and Mayhem is a boxed set of four historical mysteries written by members of the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative that will be only 99 cents between March 22-27.

These four mysteries range in time periods and settings from I. J. Parker’s The Hell Screen, set in Medieval Japan, to Anna Castle’s Murder and Misrule, set in Elizabethan England, to Libi Astaire’s Tempest in the Tea Room, set in Regency England, to M. Louisa Locke’s Maids of Misfortune, set in Victorian San Francisco.


Normally costing you 19.96, this boxed set will be 99 cents until March 27, 2016 and can be found in the following bookstores: KindleKoboiTunesNookScribd and Page Foundry

M. Louisa Locke, March 22, 2016

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Maids of Misfortune is the first book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, and I am pleased to say that six years after I first published it on Kindle, it is still selling quite nicely (one of the benefits of writing historical fiction is that these books never go out of date.). It has over 1100 four and five star reviews, and the whole series continues to attract readers who just want a light, fun, easy read (always my goal.) It will be 99 cents on Kindle for the next 3 days.

Next up is the second book in my series, Uneasy Spirits, which will be free on Kindle 1/20-22. This book is probably my most edgy, in that it deals with the question of whether or not spiritualism (which was a very popular belief in the 19th century) was real or not. So in addition to it being a fairly straight-forward mystery, it’s got a good deal of suspense going on as well.

Finally I want to report how happy I am with the sales of my novella, Violet Vanquishes a Villain, which comes chronologically right after the fourth book in this series, Deadly Proof. But I would also remind you that you can get this novella, and my collection of short stories, as a free download if you subscribe to my newsletter.

M. Louisa Locke

Read Tuesday: Give the Gift of Reading for the Holidays

Chris McMullen, an enthusiastic and energetic indie author, has organized what we all hope will become an annual event–Read Tuesday–a day dedicated to the buying and gifting of books for the holiday season.

I am happy to be participating. In my case, I have discounted the print editions of all three of the Victorian San Francisco Mysteries 20% for the day. To get this discount, click on the book’s cover to get to the estore listing. At check out, you can use the Discount Code: GXZNLUK2 to get your 20% off. This will only be available for the next 36 hours.

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In addition, my print editions also remain in the MatchBook program with the bundled ebook versions Free for the rest of December. I am pleased that a number of my fellow members of the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative I belong to also have set their ebooks to Free as part of this program as well. To find out how to get these bargains and see all the books that are available, click here. Do it now as another way to support Read Tuesday!

Boxedset_3D_600x900Finally, here’s a secret (shhh). My $6.99 Boxed Set will be discounted to 99 cents on Kindle just for two days, December 12 and 13. A perfect gift to friends and relatives for the holidays.

M. Louisa, December 10, 2013

Bloody Lesson Goes on Sale today.

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Bloody Lessons is the third novel in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, and in celebration of this launch I am making the first book in the series, Maids of Misfortune, free on Kindle for 3 days (9/15-17) and discounting the second book in the series, Uneasy Spirits, to 99 cents for a week (9/15-21) on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords.

Do tell your friends that they can get the whole series the next 3 days for under $5!

And a treat for those of you who have joined my Facebook author page, I will announce later today a contest with $5 Amazon gift cards as prizes that I will be running over the next two weeks.

Thanks to all of your for your support and now go buy your copy and start reading! Really! I, on the other hand, think I will take a nap.

M. Louisa Locke