Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Anna Blanc is a socialite woman in Los Angeles. She has 2 dreams. Marry a good looking man and become a police detective. Both seem to be impossible. The first stopped by her protective father, the second by the time and place as woman working as detectives is not really considered appropriate in 1907. She manages to escape her chaperone and discovers there is murder on the street the police is neglecting. Convinced there is something bad happening she begins to investigate for herself starting by getting a job as a police matron by the LAPD.
This was a fun read. Anna is a energetic and her mind is working in a brilliant way. On the one side she wants woman to be liberated to do the same things as men but when men approach her like that she is affronted. Sometimes I got the feeling she lost all sense of reality but this made me laugh most of the time.
The men are mostly assessed trough Anna's eyes which for me did not really give a reliable view of them. Whatever mood she was in was protected on the people around her.
Due to the fact that Anna is not a really convincing suffragette the whole fighting for woman rights was not something I could take to serious as a reader. Overall I did enjoy the book. It made me smile.