Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery - M. Louisa Locke

Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

By M. Louisa Locke

  • Release Date: 2014-12-04
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 152 Ratings


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.


  • Bloody Lessons

    By qiuinquin
    I just finished this book and found it to be enjoyable. I look forward to reading more from this author.
  • Read it!!

    By KWJN
    Another fantastic book in this series. I do love these stories. A mystery, Victorian history and some love (Victorian Style). The descriptions of San Francisco life and the elegant clothes make them real. More so, what life was like during this era. It's educational as well as entertaining!
  • A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

    By Trena10
    Excellent book with lots of mystery and involving you in the emotions and situations of the numerous characters. It has you speculating through the whole thing up to the very end.
  • Can't wait for the next book

    By Eebie W
    Each novel in this series is so enjoyable to read. I love the characters. Having lived in the SF Bay Area for several years, I found the local history fascinating and entertaining.