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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: "Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper" by Ana Brazil

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