It is November, 1880, and the future looks promising for Annie and Nate Dawson. Nate's law practice is taking off. Annie has made the transition from pretend clairvoyant to a successful financial consultant.  And they are looking forward to spending their first Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays together.<br /><br />For Robert Livingston, the owner San Francisco's newest grand emporium, the holidays don't look so promising. Not if he can't figure out how to stop whoever is stealing from his department store, the Silver Strike Bazaar.<br /><br />However, when he hires the Dawsons to investigate, they discover that behind the doors of his "Palace of Plenty," nothing is quite what it seems.<br /><br /><i>Pilfered Promises</i>, a sweet cozy historical mystery, is the fifth novel in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series featuring Annie and Nate Dawson and their friends and family in the O'Farrell Street boarding house and right before the newest novella, <i>Kathleen Catches a Killer</i>.