The Woman in the Camphor Trunk

The Woman in the Camphor Trunk

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 Los Angeles, 1908. In Chinatown, the most dangerous beat in Los Angeles, police matron Anna Blanc and her former sweethea...

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Title:The Woman in the Camphor Trunk
Author:Jennifer Kincheloe
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B06VXQDZXF
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Woman in the Camphor Trunk Reviews

  • Kim Rader
    Mar 12, 2018
    Love it! Anna is such a fun character - I wish I had read the first book. I didn?t realize it was a series. Well-researched and compelling. I hope there is a book #3 soon. ...
  • Maura Weiler
    Feb 17, 2018
    What a ride! Anna Blanc is a whip-smart delight as she takes insane risks in 1900s Chinatown to capture killers, break glass ceilings and raise awareness of heartbreaking racial injustice. Like her police detective lover, I felt like I was tugging at Anna's skirts, trying to pull her b...
  • Kathy
    Nov 19, 2017
    To say that Anna Blanc is a woman ahead of her time in 1908 is the definition of understatement. Her bravery and commitment in being an independent woman is undeniable. Forsaking a life of leisure and riches as the daughter of a wealthy banker to pursue a career in police work defies h...
  • Laurie
    Dec 01, 2017
    The opening scene of this novel has the protagonist running down the beach, with a rotting head in a bucket, trying to escape a policeman. Hampered by long, tight, skirts and fancy shoes, she almost doesn?t make it, but in the end she escapes. Set in 1908 Los Angeles, Anna Blanc,...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 20, 2017
    I read The Secret Life of Anna Blanc in the beginning of this year and I loved the book. It's one of those historical mystery books that really had it all, interesting mystery, humor and a romantic side story that worked. The big question was, would the sequel, The Woman in the Camphor...
  • Mary  (Biblophile)
    Jun 16, 2018
    I didn't care for this second Anna Blanc book as much as the first one in the series. Anna's character hasn't grown much as she's still silly and superficial. The romance with Joe felt flat and immature on both their parts. The story itself, while interesting and seemingly well researc...
  • Heather C
    Mar 07, 2017
    Oh dear Anna Blanc, how you get yourself into even bigger scrapes in this book than you did before! One might have thought you would have learned something?but it is just as hilarious, so keep bringing it. That is one thing that I have to mention ? while this book is a historical m...
  • Suspense Magazine
    Apr 04, 2018
    Chinatown is the scene for this absolutely terrific book. It is the year 1908, in Los Angeles, when a body is discovered inside a trunk that resides in the apartment of the corpse?s lover. This scares the police more than anything else, seeing as that this Caucasian missionary female...
  • Margaret
    Nov 16, 2017
    I love Anna Blanc! Ever since I finished reading The Secret Life of Anna Blanc I have been keeping an eye for the sequel, because yes there had to be a sequel, the author couldn?t leave us readers hanging - wondering what happened between her and Detective Joe Singer. Who is Anna ...
  • Rebecca
    Apr 26, 2019
    This series is a damn delight. ...
  • Ceillie Simkiss
    Nov 09, 2017
    This book was better than the first, narrative-wise, but I still have... just so many problems. ...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Nov 19, 2017
    3.5 STARS - Disclaimer: This ARC was generously provided by the author's publicist in exchange for my honest review. Ever since I read the first Anna Blanc book two years ago I've been itching to read the next book in this historical mystery series. Anna set herself apart from other...
  • Christy
    Apr 09, 2019
    This is one of my favorite series, even though it is only 2 books thus far ( I understand book 3 is due to come out later 2019). The main character, Anna, is brave, determined, and does her own thing...even when it goes way out of the accepted norm for that time period. I particularly ...
  • Lelia Taylor
    Jan 10, 2018
    There?s something about turn-of-the-century fiction that really appeals to me and I can?t truly put my finger on just what it is. Maybe it?s the knowledge that things are on the very edge of tremendous change and that life is going to become quite different as well as a good deal...
  • Kathy Heare Watts
    Aug 15, 2018
    A wonderful turn of the century murder mystery in Chinatown and Los Angeles. I won a copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway. I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily. So that others may also enjoy this book, I am paying it forward by donating...
  • Megan
    Jul 01, 2019
    Probably my favorite read of 2019. Can?t wait for the third in this series. Everything I look for in a book, murder, mystery, corruption, gangs, and of course love. ...
  • Robin
    Feb 05, 2018
    A trip into the culture of early 1900s Chinatown in LA. Anna and Joe work through another set of crimes this time trying to head off a culture war in China Town. I hope we see more of Ms. Blanc ...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Nov 08, 2017
    It's Chinatown Jake. OK, that's a cheap way to introduce a review of this novel, which explores racial tensions in 1908 Los Angeles when a white woman is found murdered in Chinatown. Anna, who is an intrepid woman if ever there was one - she defies convention and her family to do her j...
  • James Ziskin
    Nov 14, 2017
    Anna Blanc is a one-in-a-million character. Combination of innocence, spunk, beauty, and intelligence. She?s adorable and maddeningly unmanageable at the same time. Set in LA?s Chinatown in 1908, THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK is a brilliant, funny, addictive read. Highest recommen...
  • Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
    Nov 13, 2017
    Originally posted on lampshadereader.com I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy (received via the publisher) of this book. Anna Blanc is back in The Woman in the Camphor Trunk. The police matron with the most still delights with her antics and stubbornness. I...
  • Larissa
    Jan 22, 2018
    Once again, I am totally enamored with Anna Blanc's stories of crime fighting. Jennifer is such a talented writer and her style makes you feel like you're walking the streets of Los Angeles with Anna. I love that her stories include multiple mysteries that get resolved at different poi...
  • Stacie  Haden
    Jul 07, 2019
    Love that first line, "Anna Blanc was the most beautiful woman ever to barrel down Long Beach Strand with the severed head of a Chinese man." A good continuation of the series. The third is coming out next week. L.A. Chinatown 1908 ...
  • Fatimaeliza Gonzalez
    Jan 26, 2018
    Jennifer has for sure done it again!!!! What an absolutely wonderful read where I was turning the pages wanting to find out and solve Anna?s case, and how bittersweet when it ended because I just love being a part of it all! If you want a good read that keeps you wanting more and...
  • Patricia Hall
    Jun 22, 2019
    A woman constable Anna is a great character. I loved her for her independent attitude and her fearlessness. She certainly took chances. The love backstory is very cute. ...
  • Barbara
    Nov 20, 2017
    When I saw that there was another book coming out featuring Anna Blanc, i knew I had to read it. I loved the first one and loved this one too. The character of Anna Blanc is just a joy to read. She is a smart society girl who want to be a police detective. In this outing Anna is on the...
  • Doward Wilson
    Dec 25, 2017
    Anna Blanc has left her life as a privileged socialite in 1908 Los Angeles to pursue a career as a police matron, to atone for the sins of her father. Working alongside her love interest, Detective Joe Singer, the son of the Chief of Police, they discover the murdered body of a white m...
  • Benjamin  Thomas
    Jan 06, 2018
    Anna Blanc is one of the most memorable characters in recent memory! If you like historical mysteries don't miss this one! This book was quality historical fiction in my opinion. I found it extremely entertaining on many levels! Anna Blanc is a very delightful, fiercely independ...
  • Michael Sauve
    Nov 16, 2017
    This book was an absolute hoot! Set in the early 1900?s, the author has created a real gem that is a superb mix of intrigue, mystery and a journey in problem-solving that is up with the best of them. The main character, Anna Blanc, is a feisty and determined gal that is a force to be...
  • Jessica
    Nov 20, 2017
    Thanks to Prometheus Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I've always loved historical fiction and mysteries. So when they're combined I'll always be intrigued enough to pick it up! THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK follows Anna Blanc in her investigation to hu...
  • OLT
    Oct 17, 2017
    I read and enjoyed The Secret Life of Anna Blanc when it first came out. It had a rather unusual premise, that of a rich debutante, unsatisfied with her life, becoming, against all odds, a police matron in early 1900s Los Angeles. That story was amusing, with all the adjustments Anna h...