Saturday, February 17, 2018

***GIVEAWAY*** and Review of Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil

Fanny Newcomb: And the Irish Channel RipperFanny Newcomb: And the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil is not your average novel. It has a different flavor from anything I’ve previously read, with its unusual but most likable characters. Fanny is determined to solve the mystery of her student’s murder. She enlists the help of cohorts, Sylvia and Olive, and together they stalk the Ripper. They find themselves at odds with the gentlemen in their lives, and the police. This is, after all, the Gilded Age, and women should mind their manners. On their quest to stop the Ripper before he strikes again, the trio find themselves in perilous situations--situations that take place deep in the heart of the Irish Channel where no respectable women would be caught dead. Brazil has created unconventional characters that quickly become beloved to the reader. I found this novel quite enjoyable and on par with Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple novels.

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Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil

Publication Date: November 1, 2017
Sand Hill Review Press
Formats: Paperback & eBook
Genre: Fiction/Historical/Mystery
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 favorite student, ambitious typewriting teacher Fanny Newcomb launches into a hunt for the self-proclaimed Irish Channel Ripper. Fanny quickly enlists her well-connected employers—Principal Sylvia Giddings and her sister Dr. Olive—to help, and the women forge through saloons, cemeteries, slums, and houses of prostitution in their pursuit. Fanny’s good intentions quickly infuriate her longtime beau Lawrence Decatur, while her reckless persistence confounds the talented police detective Daniel Crenshaw. Reluctantly, Lawrence and Daniel also lend their investigative 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?

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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 traveled 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 favors 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. For more information, please visit Ana Brazil's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 5 Interview at Passages to the Past Tuesday, February 6 Excerpt at What Is That Book About Thursday, February 8 Feature at So Many Books, So Little Time Friday, February 9 Interview at Dianne Ascroft's Book Blog Excerpt at To Read, Or Not to Read Monday, February 12 Review at Fervently Curious Friday, February 16 Review at Back Porchervations Saturday, February 17 Review at Cup of Sensibility Monday, February 19 Review at Peppermint Ph.D. Interview at Fervently Curious Wednesday, February 21 Feature at The Reading Queen Monday, February 26 Review at A Chick Who Reads Wednesday, February 28 Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog Friday, March 2 Feature at A Bookaholic Swede Monday, March 5 Review at Adventures Thru Wonderland Wednesday, March 7 Review at Donna's Book Blog Friday, March 9 Feature at What Cathy Read Next Monday, March 12 Review at Buried Under Books Thursday, March 15 Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All Friday, March 16 Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views Monday, March 19 Review at Cheryl's Book Nook


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1 comment:

  1. "...situations that take place deep in the heart of the Irish Channel where no respectable women would be caught dead."
    There was so much about this setting that I wanted more of...I'm definitely looking forward to more Fanny Newcomb novels!
    Enjoyed your review!