Deadly Proof

Deadly Proof It s the summer of and once again the lovely and inquisitive businesswoman Annie Fuller is helping San Francisco lawyer and beau Nate Dawson with a troublesome case Nate s client a female t

  • Title: Deadly Proof
  • Author: M. Louisa Locke
  • ISBN: 9781508524199
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s the summer of 1880, and once again the lovely and inquisitive businesswoman, Annie Fuller, is helping San Francisco lawyer and beau, Nate Dawson, with a troublesome case Nate s client, a female typesetter accused of murdering her boss, refuses to help in her own defense Complicating matters, Nate s sister Laura insists on getting involved in the potentially dangerouIt s the summer of 1880, and once again the lovely and inquisitive businesswoman, Annie Fuller, is helping San Francisco lawyer and beau, Nate Dawson, with a troublesome case Nate s client, a female typesetter accused of murdering her boss, refuses to help in her own defense Complicating matters, Nate s sister Laura insists on getting involved in the potentially dangerous investigation, while Laura s friend Seth Timmons, troubled Civil War veteran, finds himself a witness for the prosecution Will Nate be able to win his first big case Will Laura and Seth find some way of becoming friends And finally, will Annie and Nate s upcoming nuptials be derailed by their attempts to track down a killer Old friends and new readers alike will enjoy Deadly Proof, this fourth installment of the cozy Victorian San Francisco Mystery series that blends light romance, suspense, and a glimpse into the lives of late 19th century women who worked.
    Deadly Proof A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book Set in San Francisco in , Deadly Proof is a mixture of a legal tale tempered with the background of an earlier time in America Author M Louisa Locke deftly provides than enough information to paint a solid world for her characters to walk around in. Deadly Proof Atlanta Justice Dylan, Rachel Deadly Proof is a great start to what I know will be a fascinating series If you re a fan of courtroom dramas, this hobby will definitely aid in the payoff of this series It s going to help the reader envision the world and set ups even if this story steers clear of other popular tropes. Deadly Proof Atlanta Justice, by Rachel Dylan Deadly Proof is a fast paced legal thriller, with plenty of action and tension, as well as romance The writing style is sharp and effective in this genre, with quick dialog and not a lot of focus on details outside of the immediate action Deadly Proof is written from four different points of view. Deadly Proof A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Book Set in San Francisco in , Deadly Proof is a mixture of a legal tale tempered with the background of an earlier time in America Author M Louisa Locke deftly provides than enough information to paint a solid world for her characters to walk around in. Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan, Paperback Barnes Noble Sep , Deadly Proof is a great book Full of danger and suspense and blossoming romance This is the first book I have read by Rachel Dylan and I am looking forward to books in this series Kate is a successful attorney working on an important case and hires Landon James as an investigator. Deadly Proof Atlanta Justice Book Kindle edition by Deadly Proof is a great start to what I know will be a fascinating series If you re a fan of courtroom dramas, this hobby will definitely aid in the payoff of this series It s going to help the reader envision the world and set ups even if this story steers clear of other popular tropes. Deadly Proof by M Louisa Locke Set in San Francisco in , Deadly Proof is a mixture of a legal tale tempered with the background of an earlier time in America Author M Louisa Locke deftly provides than enough information to paint a solid world for her characters to walk around in. Deadly Proof A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M Feb , Deadly Proof is followed by Pilfered Promises, and Locke s shorter works, found in Victorian San Francisco Stories and Victorian San Francisco Novellas, feature minor characters from the series Product Details Deadly Proof Rachel Dylan The company is willing to commit murder to keep the truth from coming out, even kill the opposing lawyer Landon James, a private investigator in charge of security for Kate, who will not to let anything happen to her Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

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    1. After being a professor of history for over 30 years, I am now retired and writing full time The books in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series are based in part on my dissertation research on women who worked in the Far West at the end of the Nineteenth Century, and they feature Annie Fuller, a young widow who gives domestic and business advice as the clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl She is aided in her investigations into crime by Nate Dawson, a local lawyer, and the residents in the boarding house she owns.Maids of Misfortune, the first in the series, finds Annie investigating a murder by going undercover as a domestics servant In Uneasy Spirits, she is asked to investigate a fraudulent trance medium, and in Bloody Lessons, she is asked to find out who is attacking local public school teachers The fourth book, Deadly Proof is set in the printing industry in San Francisco, and in the fifth book, Pilfered Promises, Annie and Nate investigate theft and murder in a modern department store A novella, Violet Vanquishes a Villain, that comes right before Pilfered Promises, take Annie and Nate to San Jose to solve a family problem and this novella and my collection of short stories about minor characters, Victorian San Francisco Stories, are free to anyone who signs up to my newsletter see my website for sign up at mlouisalockeNot content with just writing about the past, under the pen name Louisa Locke, I have now turned to the future with a new science fiction series set in the collaborative world of the Paradisi Chronicles.As an indie author I absolutely depend on the readers who have read and liked my cozy historical mysteries and spread the word This second career has turned out to be fun and rewarding than i ever thought possible So thanks to all of you

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    1. Set in San Francisco in 1880, Deadly Proof is a mixture of a legal tale tempered with the background of an earlier time in America Author M Louisa Locke deftly provides than enough information to paint a solid world for her characters to walk around in.Not just another lawyer mystery crime story, Ms Locke takes time to focus on the characters and the social expectations in the 1880s Both Laura and Annie must confront the s of that time and deal with the fallout when their personal agendas clash [...]


    2. Loved all the passages going into the details of the printing process I ve learned a lot about 18th century printing from my place of employment, so it was fun to spot some of the differences, but also the great many similarities


    3. Another wonderful historical mystery I loved the first three books in this series, and this one is just as exciting I really enjoyed learning about the printing business in the 1880 s the author describes the sounds of the machines and I felt as if I were there Then too, I had no idea that women could be typesetters, compositors, and even own their own printing businesses The book builds up momentum with a strong plot and a great who done it Great read, wonderful light romance that fits the peri [...]



    4. 3 and a half stars The story was well done, as I ve come to expect from this series, and it s always fun visiting Nate and Annie, but the typos have become distracting.


    5. As a murder mystery, this was pretty good lots of clues, viable suspects, and realistic motives Woven into the plot is an entertaining, and informative milieu depicting life in San Francisco in the 1880 s The story happens completely in San Francisco, so there are only occasional references to gun slingers, cowboys, and Indians that you might expect in a novel of that period What is evident are the barriers put on women and relationships in that Victorian era Locke also provides a well research [...]


    6. Another great book from Louisa Locke, a retired professor of US history and women s studies After reading another mystery with no plot, terrible grammar and no real editing, it was such a pleasure reading Deadly Proof I know when I read one of her books that not only will I be entertained, but will also learn something about women s lives in 19th century San Francisco with literate writing and almost perfect editing This story revolves around the printing business with fascinating descriptions [...]


    7. Summer 1880, and lawyer and friend of Annie Fuller, Nate Dawson has his first case as lead in a defence trial a female typesetter Mrs Florence Sullivan is accused of killing the male owner What possible motive could she have, is she protecting someone Annie and her friends investigate.


    8. Listened to this book using Audible Liked it because some of the characters attended San Jose Normal, which is now San Jose State University, my alma mater Learned a lot about Victorian San Francisco Just thought the writing was a little awkward.


    9. Nate Dawson, an attorney, is engaged to a widow, Annie Fuller, who owns a boarding house and moonlights part time as a psychic, Madam Sybil The Madam dispenses financial advice, which she gleans from reading the financial papers, and she is also a skilled bookkeeper When Joshua Rashers, owner of a printing company, is found dead in his office, his body is discovered by his employee, Mrs Florence Sullivan Rashers widow, Catherine, accuses Mrs Sullivan of having designs on her husband, and killing [...]


    10. As I start the fourth novel in this series, I find that as Annie Fuller grows as a person, develops as a character, the books are starting to take on a bit of an edge There is still an emphasis on decorum congruent with Victorian morals and customs, but there is less beating around the bush when talking about difficult subjects Dr Locke is exceptionally good at describing the San Francisco of the late 19th century, along with the fashions of the day I have a fairly good mental image of what clo [...]


    11. And a Deadly Proof it wasThis is book 4 in the series, and I ve grown quite fond of Annie Fuller, her boarding house residents, her beau Hate Dawson, and his sister Laura, who figured prominently in book 3 Annie is not as present in this volume The sleuthing is spread among several of the characters There is murder, of course, and a mystery to solve, although not a complicated mystery The joy in this series is getting to know the characters and learning about life in San Francisco in Victorian t [...]


    12. I skipped book two and three so I was a bit behind times, but not too badly Some allusions were beyond me, but anything I needed to know was explained I suspect other than knowing who comes out alive I haven t ruined the two missed books either A printer is found dead in his office with his compositor leaving the office bloody She is quickly denounced by the wife of the deceased and arrested She says absolutely nothing even to her lawyer Nate Dawson Laura is working at a different printer, but t [...]


    13. Book four was just as good as book one It had all of the elements of a cozy mystery that I love Nothing too graphic and not too safe.So this book gives Nate his first big case, and if I had any complaints it would be the lack of Annie in this book, but the story is so well built that you hardly notice.I also really love Seth and Laura I want a book about them I really wanted to know that they would end up together, but I guess I can assume that.I really couldn t decide who the murderer was throu [...]


    14. I thought I was going to give up on the series after the first novel it wasn t that I didn t enjoy it, I just wasn t in love with Annie and Nate as protagonists.Then I read the third book with a heavier focus on Laura and Seth and was sold.This instalment was even better than the last Somehow along the way Annie and Nate have becoming likeable and the setting and side characters are charming The mystery is paced perfectly and the developing relationships are so well written.I can t remember the [...]


    15. Financial expert and sometimes clairvoyant Annie Fuller is pulled into the investigation of a murder at a printing company Her fiance, Nate Dawson, becomes the defending attorney for the woman, Mrs Sullivan, who is accused of murdering her boss There could be a number of suspects because the deceased was a womanizer and cheated not only his employees but his clients as much as he could get away with.As Nate prepares for the trial he talks to a lot of people who feel Mrs Sullivan could not have k [...]


    16. 1880 San Francisco The first 2 women have been admitted to practice law in California, at re trial a woman has been acquitted of murder, and women are competing with men in the printing industry A fictional murder in a print shop emperils several of the characters I liked the specificity of the time and location and the details about the printing business do you know the difference between a typesetter and compositor


    17. Slightly darker entry in this series, the skeezy owner of a print shop is murdered and an innocent woman is charged with the crime Annie s fiance Nate must defend her with Annie his sister Laura s help Lots of early references to previous books, which was a bit distracting Also way information about printing type setting than I was interested in or needed for the story Overall still a good read.


    18. LBI thoroughly enjoyed this book I especially like the excerpts from the newspaper that precedes the chapters These somehow makes the story and characters interesting and true to life in that era As I have said in my previous reviews these books will appeal to readers that enjoy Victoria Thomas I think readers of C H Harris would also enjoy reading this series.


    19. A very delightful book on Victorian life in San FranciscoA well researched series of stories by M Louisa Locke on the trials and tribulations of families and individuals in the San Francisco of the Victorian era An exrtremely well written set of stories taken from some actual occrences and scenarios of the time A fictional story about fairly factual events.


    20. This is another great story from this great author I have already finished a couple of her other books and I enjoyed them all very much Returning to a innocent era is a refreshing change Nice clean story with interesting characters and a good plot that kept me guessing whodunit right til the end


    21. I enjoyed this novel Obviously, starting a series w Book 4 has its drawbacks, but the references to past books were only to clarify a character s choices or behavior The plot moved quickly forward the relationship of the main characters rang true and the period details and customs rounded out a good read Perfect vacation book


    22. I enjoyed this book a lot I really like how the author has than one story going at the same time I love the character Annie She seems kind of ahead of her time in the stories Which I like I did guess the killer kind of early on which was a bit upsetting to me But I enjoyed the other storyline Annie and Nate getting married and the wedding preparations was great.


    23. A good vintage mysteryThis is a very good Victorian murder mystery with Annie Fuller and Nate Dawson investigating Florence Sullivan is arrested and charged with the murder of her boss, Joshua Rathers.Within days, there s another murder, and the game s afoot.35


    24. This is the second book I ve read by this author, and I want to read The story not only had a great plot, but a lot of interesting facts about San Francisco in the 1880s and the printing business at that time.


    25. As you read, you become part of the family.The story grabs you and will not let you go After just a few pages you become part of the family You will be surprised with a few of the turns Enjoy the ride, I did.


    26. M Louisa Locke gives her readers a glimpse of life in San Francisco at the end of the 19th century customs, fashion, role of women, and the plight of workers Locke uses news from the 1890 San Francisco Chronicle to illustrate aspects of her story.No sexNo violence


    27. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorite books to read I enjoyed Deadly Proof immensely for the historical details of the San Francisco printing industry The details, however, slowed the narrative pace of the mystery story too much.


    28. Great story.I thought that this was a fun read It was a little slow getting started, and I had a hard time keeping track of the characters, but that was probably my own state of mind and not the authors fault All in all a great mystery with a pleasant happily ever after.


    29. Very good cozy mystery I liked the setting of San Francisco I also enjoyed the females being independent, working, and getting an education.


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