No Comfort for the Lost (A Mystery of Old San Francisco #1) (Paperback)
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This is book number 1 in the A Mystery of Old San Francisco series.
In this atmospheric historical mystery series debut, a courageous nurse and a war-scarred police detective in 1860s San Francisco champion the down-trodden and fight for justice …
After serving as a nurse in the Crimea, British-born Celia Davies left her privileged family for an impulsive marriage to a handsome Irishman. Patrick brought her to San Francisco’s bustling shores but then disappeared and is now presumed dead. Determined to carry on, Celia partnered with her half-Chinese cousin Barbara and her opinionated housekeeper Addie to open a free medical clinic for women who have nowhere else to turn. But Celia’s carefully constructed peace crumbles when one of her Chinese patients is found brutally murdered…and Celia’s hotheaded brother-in-law stands accused of the crime.
A veteran of America’s civil war, detective Nicholas Greaves is intent on discovering the killer of the girl, whose ethnicity and gender render her as powerless in death as they did in life. Nicholas’s efforts are complicated by Celia, who has a knack for walking into dangerous situations that may lead to answers…or get them both killed. For as their inquiries take them from Chinatown’s squalid back alleys to the Barbary Coast’s violent shipping docks to the city’s gilded parlors, Celia and Nicholas begin to suspect that someone very close to them holds the key to a murderous conspiracy…
About the Author
Nancy Herriman is a past winner of the RWA’s Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys performing with various choral groups.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.
“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
“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
Praise for Nancy Herriman
“A talented author.”—RT Book Reviews on Josiah’s Treasure
“A lovely period tale of personal transformation...”—USA Today Books on The Irish Healer