Who could resist learning more about a book with such a fantastic title? So I’m thrilled to be hosting today’s stop on the blog tour for Ana Brazil’s historical mystery, Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper. Set in late 19th century New Orleans, it sounds like an awful lot of fun. I, for one, have added it to my wish list.
Check out the tour schedule here for links to reviews by other bloggers and excerpts from the book. Plus you can read some fascinating interviews with Ana and find about her research for the book and why she loves creating female characters.
About the Book
Gilded Age New Orleans is overrun with prostitutes, pornographers, and a malicious Jack the Ripper copycat. As threatening letters to newspaper editors proclaim, no woman is safe from his blade. Desperate to know who murdered her favourite student, ambitious typewriting teacher Fanny Newcomb launches into a hunt for the self-proclaimed Irish Channel Ripper. Fanny quickly enlists the help of her well-connected employers – Principal Sylvia Giddings and her sister Dr. Olive – and together the women forge through saloons, cemeteries, slums, and houses of prostitution.
Fanny’s good intentions quickly infuriate her long-time beau Lawrence Decatur, while her reckless persistence confounds the talented police detective Daniel Crenshaw. Reluctantly, Lawrence and Daniel also lend their talents to Fanny’s investigation. As the murderer sets a date for his next heinous crime, can Fanny Newcomb and her crew stop the Irish Channel Ripper before he kills again?
Format: ebook, paperback (319 pp.) Publisher: Sand Hill Review Press
Published: 1st November 2017 Genre: Historical Mystery
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About the Author
A native of California, Ana Brazil lived in the south for many years. She earned her MA in American history from Florida State University and travelled her way through Mississippi as an architectural historian. Ana loves fried mullet, Greek Revival colonnades, and Miss Welty’s garden. She has a weakness for almost all things New Orleans. (Although she’s not sure just how it happened…but she favours bluegrass over jazz.)
The Fanny Newcomb stories celebrate the tenacity, intelligence, and wisdom of the dozens of courageous and outrageous southern women that Ana is proud to call friends. Although Ana, her husband, and their dog Traveller live in the beautiful Oakland foothills, she is forever drawn to the lush mystique of New Orleans, where Fanny Newcomb and her friends are ever prepared to seek a certain justice.
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