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Download reader ¹ The Secret Life of Anna Blanc 367 pages Æ moneyexpresscard Á 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 buTher 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 The Secret Life of Anna Blanc what a splendid book This is one of those times when I struggle to write down my feelings towards the books I mean it's so bloody good and I loved listening to it It's one of those books that draw you from the beginning and then not let you goAnna Blanc is a plucky and yes a bit naive character She has grown up uite sheltered from the world and several times during the book is she reminded of that when she sees how those less fortunate are treated At the beginning of the book is she trying to break free from her father grip by eloping but it doesn't end that well and now is she stuck with a chaperone that will not let her out of her sight However the temptation to apply for the job as a police matron She has long dreamed of solving crimes like Sherlock Holmes may make her take drastic methods to ensure that she gets the jobI found the story to be very engaging and I loved how Jennifer Kincheloe managed to write a story that's both funny and serious I especially liked how she portrayed the women in the book and men's attitude towards them How they are not taken seriously and often being downright patronized I often went from happy to angry will listening to this bookThe Secret Life of Anna Blanc is such a wonderful book and it has a perfect mix of action and romance Yes I'm the pickiest person when it comes to romance is loving the light part of the story and there are several scenes that almost made me laugh when and a certain gentleman friend get a bit frisky with each otherIn the end I just want to say that Moira uirk is a perfect narrator I especially loved how she skillfully voiced the different characters from There is a fellow called Joe Singer in the book and he often sings and she does the lines so perfectAll right there is so much to say about this book but I honestly don't want to spoiler anything so I'm going to end it here with telling you all that it's a brilliant book and you should read itI got this audiobook from The Audiobookworm as part of a blog tour for the book

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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 #1 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 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 people for her own benefit has an attitude and this is what annoyed me a bit until she evolved into someone thoughtful on the journey to find the rapist and a murderer The supporting cast is eually well developedThere is seedy and passionate chemistry between two characters of this book which will make the atmosphere sexy and wild and the scenes are described with lots of details As for me the romance could have been limited rather than the story could have only revolved around the mystery and the killerOverall this is an entertaining as well as compelling historical thriller that will keep the readers engrossed into the tale till the very last pageVerdict Mystery lovers should not miss this one Courtesy Thanks to the author Jennifer Kincheloe for giving me an opportunity to read and review her book