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The Woman in the Camphor Trunk

(2017)
(The second book in the Anna Blanc Mystery series)
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Los Angeles, 1908. In Chinatown, the most dangerous beat in LA, police matron Anna Blanc and her former sweetheart, Detective Joe Singer, discover the body of a white missionary woman, stuffed in a trunk in the apartment of her Chinese lover. If news about the murder gets out, there will be a violent backlash against the Chinese. Joe and Anna work to solve the crime quietly and keep the death a secret, reluctantly helped by the good-looking Mr. Jones, a prominent local leader.

Meanwhile, the kidnapping of two slave girls fuels existing tensions, leaving Chinatown poised on the verge of a bloody tong war. Joe orders Anna to stay away, but Anna is determined to solve the crime before news of the murder is leaked and Chinatown explodes.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Jennifer Kincheloe brings turn-of-the-century Los Angeles vividly to life in this novel featuring a police matron turned detective. Anna is delightfully fearless, independent, and a woman way ahead of her time. Her sparring love-hate relationship with the young police detective brings lighter moments to a tense drama involving LA’s Chinatown." - Rhys Bowen

"Anna Blanc is back with another brilliant and captivating romp! The Woman in the Camphor Trunk is as fast, funny, and rich as the first excellent book in the series, with a tightly plotted mystery, compelling characters, and a vividly drawn setting. The extraordinary Anna navigates turn-of-the-century Los Angeles with a fearless and feisty charm. A fascinating read—not to be missed!" - Cynthia Kuhn

"A twisting roller-coaster ride through 1908 Los Angeles, with one of the funniest, most engaging detectives readers will ever meet. The Woman in the Camphor Trunk is the perfect blend of mystery and wit—a real page-turner and an absolute delight." - Susan Spann

"Kincheloe’s memorable heroine, Assistant Matron Anna Blanc of the 1908 LAPD, has a new case to crack—this time in Los Angeles’s Chinatown, where issues of race, gender, and class collide. Readers will race through the pages to follow Anna and her dedicated colleague (and sometimes-beau) Detective Joe Singer as they work to discover who murdered a white missionary and left her body in a trunk in a Chinatown apartment. Current fans, as well as those new to Anna’s plucky spirit and quick wits, will find her latest adventure a delight." - Cynthia Swanson


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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Woman in the Camphor Trunk (An Anna Blanc Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Jennifer Kincheloe
ISBN: 1-63388-363-9 / 978-1-63388-363-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Camphor Trunk: An Anna Blanc Mystery (Anna Blanc Mysteries)
Author(s): Jennifer Kincheloe
Publisher: Jennifer R Kincheloe, Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


December 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Camphor Trunk: An Anna Blanc Mystery (Anna Blanc Mysteries)
Author(s): Jennifer Kincheloe
Publisher: Jennifer R Kincheloe, Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Camphor Trunk: An Anna Blanc Mystery (Anna Blanc Mysteries)
Author(s): Jennifer Kincheloe
Publisher: Jennifer R Kincheloe, Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Camphor Trunk: An Anna Blanc Mystery (Anna Blanc Mysteries)
Author(s): Jennifer Kincheloe
Publisher: Jennifer R Kincheloe, Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Woman in the Camphor Trunk (An Anna Blanc Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Jennifer Kincheloe
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA