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The FOURTH Sargent/Paget Mystery
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Portraits of
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Of Ripeness &
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Bitter Roots
The Players

New Book!

Fanny Newcomb & the Irish Channel Ripper
Ana Brazil


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?


Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association GOLD for Historical Fiction
and a Readers’ Favorite SILVER for Historical Mystery.


"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

Word by Word Press

San Francisco, California

Proprietor: Mary F. Burns


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