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The Body in Griffith Park

(Anna Blanc Mysteries #3)

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Los Angeles, 1908. Anna Blanc is a former so-so socialite, a flailing police matron, and a killer detective.

Ex-heiress, Anna Blanc, is precariously employed by the Los Angeles Police Department, reforming delinquent children and minding lady jailbirds. What she really wants is to hunt criminals and be alone with Detective Joe Singer--both no-nos that could get her fired. O
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Paperback, First Edition, 304 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Seventh Street Books
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Kathy
Reading a book in the Anna Blanc series by Jennifer Kincheloe is jumping into an exciting adventure with a lively, enthusiastic main character. It is rather like having a conversation with the author, because she, too, is a person full of enthusiasm, and it spills over to her creation of Anna. The phrase "never a dull moment" was invented for this series, and with the third installment of The Body in Griffith Park, Jennifer Kincheloe has established that the Anna Blanc series is one of the best ...more
Alex Dolan
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Biscuits! More people need to read this series!

It's so hard to get historical fiction right, and it's amazing what Kincheloe has done with the Anna Blanc series. In this latest installment, Kincheloe builds on the fascinating character of Anna Blanc in a mystery that shows us more of her life, her family and the tensions therein, and how unsafe Los Angeles was, even a century ago. Her writing is gorgeous, and she totally captures the playful and deeply insightful voice of Anna Blanc while keepin
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Dana
Aug 21, 2019 added it
The Body In Griffith Park was the third book in the Anna Blanc series where a young female detective solved mysteries at the turn of the century. I loved that these novels have all been set in Los Angeles because I enjoyed learning about the city's history. Here, a body was found in the famous Griffith Park, the location of the Greek Theater, Observatory, and Hollywood sign.
The biggest draw for me to this series has been Anna. It is so refreshing to read about a protagonist who is determined and
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Lelia Taylor
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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With sentences like this, it's impossible not to love this book:

Anna arranged her face matrimonially---that is, she
tried to look grown-up, haggard, and a bit sour.

Doesn't that bring a visual right to mind?

Anna Blanc is a young woman determined to find a place for herself in a time and society that doesn't encourage women's independence and she's chosen to do so in the LAPD, decidedly a bastion of male privilege and dominance. Anna's boss and only female colleague, Matron Clemens, is a hard taskm
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William Windham
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read all three Anna Blanc Mysteries now, and all I can say is, "Jupiter, they're good!" By the third book featuring the same characters, you'd forgive Jennifer Kincheloe for getting burned out of new ideas. But without giving anything away in this rip-roaring ride, she still finds ways to expand Anna's world and surprise her readers. I envy all of you who get to read these books for the first time. Don't deny yourself the pleasure of starting with Book One, "The Secret Life of Anna Blanc," ...more
Barbara
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable book in the Anna Blanc series. I love the characters and how they are developing. Cannot wait for the next adventure!
Jay Shah
Jupiter, this book was a delightful read! The plot had many twists & turns that kept me guessing until the end, and Anna's infectious personality & romance with Officer Singer make for an entertaining tale. Looking forward to reading book #4!
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
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I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

The Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe was a hoot. I can never get tired of Anna Blanc and this installment did not disappoint. Below is the Top 5 Reasons why I loved The Body in Griffith Park.
 

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1. Anna Blanc

I'm pretty sure that the lead character is a given. But I seriously cannot stress enough about how unique of a character she is. I don't think I've read one quite like her. As Anna s
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Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
I became smitten with Anna Blanc when I read The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, the first book in this historical mystery series, four years ago. Anna was, and continues to be, a refreshing protagonist and a woman ahead of her time who was equally smart, determined and sassy.

This third installment of the mystery series, set in 1920's Los Angeles, provides wonderful descriptions of the era and setting. I love that Anna continues to be fearless, fiercely independent and quite impetuous. While her naiv
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Estott
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Relationships get a great deal more involved in this book, and there are quite a few cases to solve. As a detective novel I'd rate this a bit lower than the previous books, but this is more of a "Where have we been and where are we going?" book. There are a lot of new characters, some I'm pretty certain we;ll be seeing again
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Jennifer Kincheloe is a research scientist turned writer of historical mysteries. THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK will be in bookstores November 14, 2017. Her first novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC, was a finalist in the Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery, the Colorado Author's League Award for Genre Fiction, the Macavity Sue Feder Award for Historical Mystery, and the winner of The Myster ...more

Other books in the series

Anna Blanc Mysteries (3 books)
  • The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (Anna Blanc Mysteries #1)
  • The Woman in the Camphor Trunk (Anna Blanc Mysteries #2)