Sunday, December 28, 2014

Spotlight - Snow White Red-Handed

I'd like to shine a spotlight on the first book in a new series, Snow White Red-Handed by Maia Chance. The book, published this past November, is a Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery. The concept really grabbed me and I bought the book, but haven't had time to read it...yet.

From the back cover:

Miss Ophelia Flax is a Victorian actress who knows all about making quick changes and even quicker exits. But to solve a fairy-tale crime in the haunted Black Forest, she'll need more than a bit of charm...

1867: After quitting her latest variety hall engagement, Ophelia acts her way into a lady's maid position for a crass American millionaire. When her new job whisks her off to a foreboding castle straight out of a Grimm tale, she begins to wonder if her fast-talking ways might have been too hasty. The vast grounds contain the suspected remains of Snow White's cottage, along with a disturbing dwarf skeleton. And when her millionaire boss turns up dead-poisoned by an apple-the fantastic setting turns into a once upon a crime scene.

To keep from rising to the top of the suspect list, Ophelia fights through a bramble of elegant lies, sinister folklore, and priceless treasure, with only a dashing but mysterious scholar as her ally. As the clock ticks toward midnight, she'll have to break a cunning killer's spell before her own time runs out...

2 comments:

  1. I am reading it now. Knew we had a lot in common

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  2. Sounds interesting! I've just placed a hold at my library.

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