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Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery: Victorian San Francisco Mystery, #3

ratings:
3/5 (19 ratings)
Length:
412 pages
7 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Dec 4, 2014
ISBN:
9781501466168
Format:
Book

Description

Third book in the USA Today bestselling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series.

In Bloody Lessons, the third book in the bestselling Victorian San Francisco mystery series, it's the winter of 1880, and the public school teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters. 

Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called in to investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau, and the case becomes personal when they discover that Nate's sister Laura may be one of the teachers being targeted.

In this historical mystery, readers will find the same blend of a cozy mystery and romantic suspense that they found in Locke's Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits. However, if new to this series, they will still enjoy spending time with the lively residents of Annie Fuller's O'Farrell Street boardinghouse and visiting San Francisco when Golden Gate Park was filled with horse-drawn carriages, politics were controlled by saloon-keepers, and kisses were stolen under gaslight. 

Bloody Lessons is followed by Deadly Proof, and Pilfered Promises, and Locke's shorter works, found in Victorian San Francisco Stories and Victorian San Francisco Novellas, feature minor characters from the series.

Publisher:
Released:
Dec 4, 2014
ISBN:
9781501466168
Format:
Book

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  • (3/5)
    In this story, we see more of Laura - Nate's sister who has come to live in San Francisco and is working as a teacher. The story centers around some mysterious threats to teachers and Laura finds herself in the middle of it. I found Laura to be too impulsive and really didn't enjoy reading her story as much, which was unfortunate since she was the star in this story. I did hope to see more of Annie, who showed up more after the first quarter of the book.

    This was also one story where, while I thought I knew what was happening in the very beginning, definitely threw me off for a little. It's layered, and interesting, but again, the focus on Laura's narrative took away from the story for me.
  • (4/5)
    Although I enjoyed the book I didn't think it had the snap of the first two. It had less of Annie's unusual job as a medium which I think gives the series it's color, and the setting at a boarding school didn't appeal to me either. I in part owe that to my kids just getting done with high school and my relief over it, I didn't really want to read about school. But how could I not read the next in the series?

    Aside from the above I enjoyed the growth in Nate and Annie's relationship. I did not expect the big revel of the friend of Nate's sister, so that was like a bomb shell in the story which I liked. (I'm not going to say what it was and spoil it.) I also liked getting deeper into the characters who lived at the boarding house. Lots of mystery going on there. Over all a very enjoyable read and I look forward to seeing what Ms. Locke comes up with next.
  • (3/5)
    OK mystery though the solution seemed fairly clear to me early on. I like the 1870s San Francisco setting but found Nate's sister Laura irritating.