​   ​Nancy Herriman  


Book 1: No Comfortfor the Lost 

When one of Celia Davies’ Chinese patients mysteriously drowns, she fears the crime will go unsolved. Detective Nick Greaves, however, demands justice. Their search for the killer will take them from Chinatown to the Barbary Coast to the city’s gilded parlors. And entangle them both in a potentially fatal conspiracy.

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A Mystery of Old San Francisco

"Entertaining...readers who like independent heroines should welcome this historical series." 
​     ~ Publisher's Weekly

​​​​​Book 2:  No Pity for the Dead

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 find him reluctant to investigate. One of the main suspects is an old enemy of his—and the husband of one of Celia’s closest friends. 

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…

Additional praise:

"Herriman crafts a finely detailed series debut with a sympathetic protagonist and impeccable, colorful depictions of 1860s San Francisco...This atmospheric mystery is 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 of 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, 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’s sequel to 2015’s No Comfort for the Lost brings 1867 San Francisco to vivid life."

​     ~ Publisher's Weekly review of No Pity for the Dead