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A Jack the Ripper copycat is terrorizing the women of Gilded Age New Orleans.
Desperate to know if her favorite student was a Ripper copycat victim, tenacious and quick-witted Fanny Newcomb turns detective.
Fanny’s hunt launches her into New Orleans’ darkest enclaves, saloons, and houses of prostitution. She questions authority, seeks out clues, and digs into long-protected secrets.
Fanny’s search alienates her friends, alarms the police, and antagonizes her would-be fiancé. Her efforts infuriate the Ripper copycat, who vows to murder another of Fanny’s students by the end of the week.
Fanny persists, and even appears to succeed in her investigation, until the night her curiosity plunges her into a desperate confrontation with the Ripper copycat.
Can amateur detective Fanny Newcomb stop the Irish Channel Ripper before he murders again?
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FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is a ripping good read. Author Ana Brazil brings the dark underbelly of Gilded Age New Orleans vividly to life as her trio of determined female sleuths seek out a Jack the Ripper copycat killer.
Ann Parker, author of the award-winning Silver Rush series
“Fanny Newcomb is a heroine from 1880s New Orleans who feels refreshingly modern. When her student is murdered, and the police arrests an innocent man, this amateur sleuth will stop at nothing to find the killer. As she questions suspects, finds or even steals evidence, and goes to places so disreputable that no other woman of her circle would be caught dead in, she finds that she enjoys the work of a detective. I hope to see more of her! A well-written, well-researched mystery.”
Alina Rubin, author of the award-winning Hearts and Sails Series