Snow White Red-handed

Snow White Red-handed

Paperback - 2014
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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 being fired from her latest variety hall engagement, Ophelia acts her way into a lady's maid position for a crass American millionaire. But 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. And as the clock ticks towards midnight, she'll have to break a cunning killer's spell before her own time runs out...
Praise for Snow White Red-Handed 'Offering a clever twist on the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut historical cozy (and series launch) introduces an attractive, spunky heroine . . . and an entertaining, well-constructed plot that will satisfy fans of folklore and fairy tales.' Library Journal (starred review)

'Deliciously Gothic, intriguingly different, this story plunges us into the world of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, where the greed and evil are all too real, and everyone has something to hide.' Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author

' Chance's lively debut, the first in a new cozy series . . . will whet the reader's appetite for Ophelia and Prue's next misadventure.' Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2014
ISBN: 9780425271629


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Chapel_Hill_MaiaJ Jul 25, 2017

While this first book in the series was a bit slow in the beginning, it was charming and suspenseful enough to keep me engaged, and the series gets better in the following two books. I loved the fairy tale references, the sweetness of the romance (the professor is so concerned for Ophelia's reputation, but little does he know she's actually an actress! Scandal!), and the historical setting. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light, entertaining mystery, and especially if you like fairy tales and strong female characters.

Feb 14, 2016

That title is so much better than the book.

Honestly, the whole thing spun out of control so fast (as most cozies do) that I'm still trying to figure out the ins and outs of it. Although, I did appreciate the faster pace in the latter half of the story though the POV hopping was jarring. Did she really need to have all those POVs?

The jury's still out on whether I'll read the sequel or not.

May 19, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. It's a quick read and you have to suspend reality a bit [fairy tales are real- but hey, we all watch tv] but the characters are interesting and foreign and it's set in the Black Forest. Who hasn't been to Leavenworth?


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