Published in 1908 Coast of Chance is the story of a hunt for a stolen ring. Flora is an orphan living in the home of the widow Clara Britton. Her adventure begins when she learns about the daring theft of an old and valuable ring that was going to be auctioned. It was thought that a famous thief named Farrell had stolen this ring. Soon suspicion falls on a mysterious man who has recently come to San Francisco. When Flora realized her fianc has bought her a ring with a stone from the stolen ring in it the mystery begins to unfold. Does her fianc know more than he is telling?