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. On a lover's tryst in Griffith Park, Anna and Joe discover the body of a young gambler. Anna can't resist. She's on the case. As her murder investigation stalls, and her police matron duties start piling up, strange floral arrangements begin arriving from an unknown admirer. Following the petals leads Anna to another crime--one close to home. Suddenly pitted against Joe, Anna must examine her loyalties and solve the crimes, even if it means losing the man she loves.
"Kincheloe’s vibrant comic voice, quirky characters, and intricate, fast-paced plotting sparkle with lighthearted energy. Yet the novel doesn't neglect deeper themes, most notably the limited choices available to women in early 20th-century America. Kincheloe remains a writer to watch."
—Publisher's Weekly STARRED Review
"A wild romp through turn-of-the-century Los Angeles... Anna Blanc is a blast."
—Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits With Gun
"Part murder mystery, part romance, The Body in Griffith Park is a fast-paced and funny tale of a fearless and independent young woman way ahead of her time. I look forward to seeing what Anna Blanc will get up to next time."
—Reviewing the Evidence