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