A NoveleBook - 2014
Burlesque dancer Blanche Beunon tries to discover who murdered her friend Jenny, who was shot through a window in a railroad saloon in 1876 San Francisco, amidst a record-breaking heatwave and smallpox epidemic.
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“Clothes make the man, it's said, but don't tell that to Jenny Bonnet, the cross-dressing, frog -catching, gun-toting anti-heroine of this genre-defying new novel, set in late 1800s San Francisco….a rollicking, fast-paced novel based on a true story,” Library Journal
The story pieces together free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, arrogant millionaires, jealous men, icy women and damaged children during a sweltering summer and Smallpox outbreak in 1976 San Francisco.
During a sweltering summer and Smallpox outbreak in 1976 San Francisco, a French burlesque dancer tries to bring the murderer of a young woman to justice.
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Listened to the downloadable MP3 and had a hard time putting it down. The jumping back and forth in time got a bit old, especially when it was just a rehash of information covered previously.
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