Maids of Misfortune
A Victorian San Francisco Mystery
by M. Louisa Locke
This was not a stay-up-all-night-reading kind of book, this was more of a relaxing on the couch as you put off folding laundry or cleaning the kitchen kind of book. I never felt any kind of urgency to get back to reading, however I enjoyed reading this book.
Normally I don’t discuss much about the books actual story line, but the fact that it’s a “Victoria San Franscisco Mystery” is right on the cover, so you already know it’s a Victorian book… and um… a mystery. So, I don’t feel like I’m spoiling anyone’s read or setting up any kind of false expectations by telling you that this is definitely a book set in the Victorian era… not a book WRITTEN in the Victorian era. That makes it easier to read then say, Bram Stoker’s Dracula… however, it also changes some of the flavor.
The author did a nice job of remaining consistent and creating believable and enjoyable characters. This would be the perfect book to take to the beach, nice relaxing and predictable. Yes, that’s right… I guessed the who did it… to the who dunnit pretty quickly. (Which is why I didn’t give the book 4 stars) But if you are looking for a classy, enjoyable book… this is the one for you!