An Anna Blanc Mystery
About the Audiobook
Author: Jennifer Kincheloe
Narrator: Moira Quirk
Length: 10 hours 50 minutes
Publisher: Jennifer Kincheloe⎮20
Genre: Historical Fiction Mystery
Series: Anna Blanc Mysteries, Book 2
Release date: Nov. 14, 2017
Synopsis: Los Angeles, 1908. In Chinatown, the most dangerous beat in Los Angeles, 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. Her lover has fled. If news gets out that a white woman was murdered in Chinatown, there will be a violent backlash against the Chinese. Joe and Anna plan to solve the crime quietly and keep the death a secret. So does good-looking Mr. Jones, a prominent Chinese leader who has mixed feelings about helping the LAPD and about Anna.
Meanwhile, the Hop Sing tong has kidnapped two slave girls from the Bing Kong tong, fuelling existing tensions. They are poised on the verge of a bloody tong war that would put all Chinatown residents in danger.
Joe orders Anna out of Chinatown to keep her safe, but to atone for her own family’s sins, Anna must stay to solve the crime before news of the murder is leaked and Chinatown explodes.
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This book was quality historical fiction in my opinion. I found it extremely entertaining on many levels! Anna Blanc is a very delightful, fiercely independent character. The Narrator was the perfect medium for this book. She fully brought the characters to life! Jennifer has created one of the most memorable characters that I can remember. Anna Blanc reminds me of the talented young sleuth, Flavia de Luce.
Loved all the interpersonal conflict, tension among the characters. Very well written. Jennifer Kincheloe is a good writer.
- Narrator-Story Connection: 10/10
There’s no doubt in my mind that narrator Moira Quirk was fully immersed in the story. She was the perfect medium.
- Voice Quality: 10/10
When I heard that Moira was actually from England, I was even more impressed! Her american accent was remarkable. One of the most distinct voices I’ve heard so far. Excellent.
- Voice Switch Over: 10/10
Perfect. I was astounded at the voice created for protagonist Anna Blanc; not to mention Joe Singer.
- Anna Blanc- Utterly mesmerizing. Her voice was very innocent and sweet just like a teenage girl. It made feel like I was transported to 1908 Los Angeles!
- Male voice for Joe Singer was pretty convincing. I could sense his frustration through the conflict with Anna the whole way.
- Pacing 10/10
Pacing was right on the money. Not too fast, slow or lethargic. It kept me on pace with the storyline and engaged the whole way.
- Emphasis 10/10
Loved it! Moira’s characterization of the characters is amazing. Anna Blanc and Joe Singer are stars of the show, no doubt. She was able to bring out the nuances of each personality.
- Reader-Story Connection 10/10
I was fully lost in the story as a result of great narration. What more could you ask for, right? Superb!
- Sound Quality: 10/10
Publisher: Jennifer R Kincheloe, Ltd. Very professional quality.
- Overall Performance: 10/10
Highly recommended if you like historical fiction, mysteries. Don’t miss this one. I don’t recall giving out full 10’s for any other audiobook performance. Congrats to Jennifer Kincheloe Publishing and Moira Quirk on a truly remarkable performance.