Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Publication Date: November 1, 2017
Sand Hill Review Press
Formats: Paperback & eBook
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?
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.
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Monday, November 6
Feature at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, November 7
Feature at The Never-Ending Book
Thursday, November 9
Feature at The Bookworm
Sunday, November 12
Review at Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings
Tuesday, November 14
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books
Wednesday, November 15
Guest Post & Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Friday, November 17
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
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Guest Post at The Book Junkie Reads
Wednesday, November 22
Interview at The Maiden’s Court
Monday, November 27
Feature at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
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Interview at T’s Stuff
Tuesday, December 5
Feature at Just One More Chapter
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Feature at A Literary Vacation
Sunday, December 10
Review at WS Momma Readers Nook
Wednesday, December 13
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
Friday, December 15
Review & Excerpt at Locks, Hooks and Books
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