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The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (Anna Blanc Mysteries #1) Read & download Ë 6 ¶ It's 1907 Los Angeles Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc could match wits with Sherlock Holmes but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals Determined to break free of the era's rigid social roles she buys off the chapeTher and using an alias takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police Department There she discovers a string of brothel murders which the cops are covering up Seizing her one chance to solve a crime she takes on the investigation herself If the poli. I have recently become rather obsessed with the TV adaptation of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries The Honorable Phryne Fisher went from being a complete stranger to one of my very favourite characters I have yet to read the books by Kerry Greenwood but I already have the first one Actually I intended to start reading Cocaine Blues when I ran into The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe We happened to cross paths on Twitter and somehow I found myself reading a review that said that Miss Fisher's fans would appreciate Anna Blanc So of course I ordered a copy and started reading it as soon as it arrived And you know what I don't regret it At all Sometimes one has to take a leap of faith when it comes to new authors Thank you Jennifer Kincheloe It was definitely worth itI must confess that bonding with Anna Blanc wasn't easy At first I was a little worried how was I supposed to follow a story led by a character that I seemed not to get along with I needed not to worry though for Jennifer Kincheloe had it all under control Even though Anna and I didn't always see eye to eye even though I did indeed roll my eyes at some of her choices I still couldn't put the book down Better yet even though I didn't approve some of her decisions I found myself not judging her I know that probably says about me than about the book but I think it takes some brilliant writing skills to make such a relationship possible You see even though one might think at first that Anna is just a spoiled privileged brat as we are invited to put on her shoes we soon find that to be a rather superficial portrait of a woman that wasn't sheltered but kept in the dark on purpose by her father She might be oblivious to what is going on in the world to how it keeps spinning but she wants to see she begins to see It's indeed uite a journey and Jennifer Kincheloe seems to add just the right ingredients to make it absolutely delicious The Secret Life of Anna Blanc is a rather addictive beginning I am honestly hoping for a seuel that will allow us further into the mind of a woman who wants to see the world for what it is A lover of mysteries Anna Blanc is one herself I think if given the chance she will keep surprising herself and the reader A fabulous combination of both mystery and humour The Secret Life of Anna Blanc is great company Definitely a must read for the fans of the genre

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Ce find out she'll get fired; if her father finds out he'll disown her; and if her fiancé finds out he'll cancel the weddingAnna must choose either hunt the villain and risk losing her father fiancé and wealth or abandon her dream and leave the killer on the loo. Fitzgerald employed what may be my all time favorite literary metaphor in The Great Gatsby when he made Jordan Baker rich white privileged a careless driver She's not the only bad driver in Gatsby but she is the one to dismissively give voice to her type's central belief that she needn't bother to be careful herself that's for other people and it takes two to make an accidentThough they're separated by eighty years or fifteen depending on how you're counting Anna Blanc put me strongly in mind of the driving habits Fitzgerald's disaffected professional golfer If Baker and Tom and Daisy were careless Anna is an unwitting one might say witless demolition derbyKincheloe's Secret Life begins with her titular heroine eloping with a man she barely knows and doesn't really love just to get away from her oppressive father That's a solid start and certainly one that has some painful historical precedents but it becomes obvious very uickly that Anna has all the constancy of a magpie and the depth of the Los Angeles RiverLet's put aside for the moment that she consistently confuses physical attraction for affection Let's put aside her fixation on shopping and tendency to judge everyone by their couture or lack thereof Let's even and this is tough put aside the fact that to get the books the author keeps harping on about her reading she's smart see she READS that her father won't allow her she steals from a friend's library and then rips out of their bindings which I count as two separate mortal sins btw Catholicism Not just a constant appeal to the saints The plot actually hinges on her accidentally getting a poverty stricken single mother arrested and then fired from her job as a police matron which Anna takes as a lark forcing the woman into a life of prostitution and leading directly to her death All of which our darling Anna gives about two thoughts one of which is about how maybe she'll bother to find the dead woman's children and see if she can't get a friend to raise them seeing as how she herself detests children because gee isn't this detective stuff fun And oh look there's a man with a nice jawline Let me buy a hat and then just guess my way through the phonebook until I unmask the killerI very much wanted to like The Secret Life of Anna Blanc The society girl makes good as detective set up could have been fun the historical setting is not one you see every day and oh my is that cover lovely Unfortunately I find Anna herself distinctly unlovable the female friendships in the novel poisonous and the author's weird fixation on vibrator humor yes dear we all know they were a thing back in the day and that doctors used them to treat hysteria juvenile I suppose at least there's a nice thematic match in the fact that the editing seems almost as careless as Anna herself disdain and distain are not the same word and repeating the mistake thrice won't make it so but I can't help wishing I'd never run into Anna Blanc

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The Secret Life of Anna Blanc Anna Blanc Mysteries #1It's 1907 Los Angeles Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc could match wits with Sherlock Holmes but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals Determined to break free of the era's rigid social roles she buys off the chaperone assigned by her domineering fa. “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes” Arthur Conan DoyleJennifer Kincheloe an award wining American author has penned a terrific and heart wrenching tale The Secret Life of Anna Blanc that unfolds the story of Anna Blanc a socialite turned secret cop who investigates a series of murders of some prostitutes that has been hidden up under the piles by the police department Anna grabs the opportunity to solve the case and identify the killer before words get out to her dominating father that she has been running here and there in the city as a copSynopsis It's 1907 Los Angeles Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc could match wits with Sherlock Holmes but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals Determined to break free of the era's rigid social roles she buys off the chaperon assigned by her domineering father and using an alias takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police Department There she discovers a string of brothel murders which the cops are covering up Seizing her one chance to solve a crime she takes on the investigation herself If the police find out she'll get fired; if her father finds out he'll disown her; and if her fiancé finds out he'll cancel the weddingAnna must choose either hunt the villain and risk losing her father fiancé and wealth or abandon her dream and leave the killer on the loose Anna Blanc is the upper class socialite who is engaged to an educated serviceman Anna has been forever lived in the shadows of her dominating father who has a reputation in the society One day while out on shopping with her chaperon Anna unwilling becomes a part of suffragette protests thus intriguing her to break free from her boundaries and do something which she has always loved being Sherlock Holmes Her wish comes true when she gets a job at the Los Angeles Police Department and it is her secret job On her role Anna lands herself up on some covered up brothel murders and thus she begins her secret investigation She needs to hurry up and find the killer before her father gets to know about her adventure outside his home and his fiance breaks off the engagement to her Little did she knew that she would be opening up the cases of some scandalous murders and that she would get so tangle up that it will become life threateningThe author's writing is fantastic and is laced with gripping suspense The narrative is enthralling an d kept me hooked till the end of the book Ann's narrative is descriptive as well as expressive and it allows the readers to ponder into the deep corners of her mind The mystery is thick in the atmosphere and as the story progresses it gets twisted and complicated with unexpected turn of events The mystery is at times accompanied by passionate chemistry that made the tale delectable The story moves at a medium paceThe setting is exuisitely portrayed in the background of this story The author has vividly captured the time and the location with her elouent words The setting of Los Angeles is played out charmingly as the author depicts the fashion politics the society and everything into her story The era of suffragettes is well captured into this story and has an impactful role in the story While reading I was easily transported back in time when almost everything was prohibited for a woman to have an independent livingThe characters are delightful and interesting The main character Anna is rich spoilt and someone who wants to break free of her father's domination She uses p