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The Woman in the Camphor Trunk (Anna Blanc) by Jennifer Kincheloe
Cover Artist: Cover design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht
Review by Mel Jacob
Seventh Street Books Trade Paperback / eBook  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781633883635
Date: 14 November 2017 List Price $15.95 / $9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Product Description: Los Angeles, 1908. In Chinatown, the most dangerous beat in Los Angeles, police matron Anna Blanc and her former boyfriend, 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, fueling 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.

(Source: Seventh Street Books)

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