Book 1: No Comfort for the Lost
Available now!

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

"A finely detailed series debut with a sympathetic protagonist and impeccable, colorful depictions of 1860s San Francisco..."
​     ~ Library Journal starred review

In 1860s San Francisco, gold buys the best life has to offer. As nurse Celia Davies discovers, without it, not even justice is guaranteed....

Read a synopsis here and an excerpt here

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​   ​Nancy Herriman  


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Author of the new series 

A Mystery of Old San Francisco

Featuring nurse Celia Davies and Civil War veteran

Detective Nicholas Greaves

Coming August 2016:

Book 2:  No Pity for the Dead

Nurse Celia Davies and Detective Nick Greaves are reunited when the Irish boy Celia has taken under her wing finds a buried body.

Additional 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, 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

"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, bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries