I write humorous historical mysteries with strong romantic subplots.
Coffee lover with an English husband, so both.
Write an international bestseller that’s made into a tv series (Not a movie. They’re too short) And, I’d like to win an Edgar Award.
There’s Monkey, who bites. She’s my favorite. Then there’s Buffy, a Tijuana street dog (yes she’s an immigrant) and the sweetest dog ever. Stanley Twinklefish is my cat. We’re very close.
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
A penis sheath from Papua New Guinea
7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
I used to kickbox, climb mountains, run marathons, swim in the ocean, and travel to exotic locations. Now I mostly just write because I like it better than anything else.
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
I hope they laugh. I hope they learn something about what it was like to be a women in 1900s Los Angeles.
Meet Jennifer Kincheloe
Jennifer is a research scientist and writer of historical fiction. Her novels take place in 1900s Los Angeles among the police matrons of the LAPD and combine, mystery, history, humor, and romance. THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK will be released in November, 2017. Her debut novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC was a finalist in the Lefty Awards for Best Historical Mystery, The Colorado Author’s League Award for Best Genre Fiction, the Macavity Sue Feder Award for Historical Mystery, the Mystery & Mayhem Award, and is the WINNER of the Colorado Gold for Best Mystery.
Jennifer grew up in Southern California, but has traveled to such places as Nicaragua, Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea. She’s been a block layer, a nurse’s aid, a fragrance model, and on the research faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years conducting studies to inform health policy. Jennifer currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two teenagers, two dogs, and a cat.
The Secret Life of Anna Blanc
It’s 1907 Los Angeles. Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc is the kind of young woman who devours purloined crime novels–but must disguise them behind covers of more domestically-appropriate reading. She could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals.
Determined to break free of the era’s rigid social roles, Anna buys off the chaperone assigned by her domineering father and, using an alias, takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police Department. There she discovers a string of brothel murders, which the cops are unwilling to investigate. Seizing her one chance to solve a crime, she takes on the investigation herself.
If the police find out, she’ll get fired; if her father finds out, he’ll disown her; and if her fiancé finds out, he’ll cancel the wedding and stop pouring money into her father’s collapsing bank.
Anna must choose–either hunt the villain and risk losing her father, fiancé, and wealth, or abandon her dream and leave the killer on the loose.
THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC–
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