As you can see from my homepage (and from my FB Banner and elsewhere), Fanny Newcomb has changed!
Yep, the cover of FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER has definitely changed.
Gone are the drops of blood and the photographs of Gilded Age prostitutes. Gone is the back cover copy proclaiming “Gilded Age New Orleans is overrun with prostitutes, pornographers, and a malicious Jack the Ripper copycat.” And gone, even is the IBPA Gold Medallion for Historical Fiction (although of course, Fanny is still a winner; only the Medallion has been removed from the cover).
The back cover copy has also changed, and it begins with a wonderful quote from one of my favorite historical mystery authors, Ann Parker:
FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is a ripping good read. Author Ana Brazil brings the dark underbelly of Gilded Age New Orleans vividly to life as her trio of determined female sleuths seek out a Jack the Ripper copycat killer.
–Ann Parker, author of the award-winning Silver Rush series
But WHY did I change the cover of FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER?
That question will be answered tomorrow!