The author of No Comfort for the Lost returns with a new mystery of Old San Francisco...
British-born nurse Celia Davies runs a free medical clinic to assist the poor women of San Francisco. Aided in her endeavors by her half-Chinese cousin Barbara and feisty housekeeper Addie, Celia has earned the trust and friendship of many of the city’s downtrodden, including a young orphan named Owen—who’s just confided to her that he’s stumbled upon a corpse.
Owen recently started working for the ruthless real estate and development group, Martin and Company, and discovered a dead body in the office’s basement. Celia turns to Detective Nick Greaves for help, only to learn that one of the main suspects—the husband of Celia’s dearest friend—is an old enemy of Nick’s.
Now, Celia and Nick must put aside their personal feelings about the case—and each other—if they’re going to bring a killer to justice...
About the Author
Nancy Herriman, the author of No Comfort for the Lost, the first Mystery of Old San Francisco, received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, where she also took courses in history and archeology. She’s a past winner of the RWA’s Daphne du Maurier Award, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys performing with various choral groups. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and their two teenaged sons.
Praise for No Comfort for the Lost
“You’ll be transported back to old San Francisco as you walk those dangerous streets with Celia Davies, who has dedicated herself to saving lives but ends up seeking justice for the helpless.”—Victoria Thompson, national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries
“Herriman’s historical details provide a rich framework for a gripping mystery and engaging characters.”—Alyssa Maxwell, author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries
“Herriman skillfully brings 1867 San Francisco to life, in all its beauty and treachery. Weaving together an intriguing mystery and a fascinating clash of cultures, No Comfort for the Lost will keep readers turning the pages long into the night.”—Anna Lee Huber, national bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries
“Just the ticket for anyone who misses Dianne Day’s Fremont Jones series as well as readers of Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy historicals.”—Library Journal (starred review)