Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cozy Mystery Review: Snow White Red-Handed by Maia Chance

Snow White Red-Handed
Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery Book 1
by Maia Chance

from the back cover copy: 

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 towards midnight, she'll have to break a cunning killer's spell before her own time runs out...

my thoughts: 

Ophelia is intelligent and resourceful, and she's convinced that all of this fairy tale business is nonsense. Her fellow actress Prue, on the other hand, is much more open-minded about everything. 

I finished this book in one day, and then I immediately pre-ordered the second book. I love the fairy tale aspect of the series, and I'm really curious about how it will play out with the following books. Overall, I'm really excited for this series and I definitely recommend checking it out.

how I acquired this book:
I purchased a personal copy. 

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