Cinderella Six Feet Under

Cinderella Six Feet Under

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This Cinderella goes from ashes to ashes in the new Victorian-era Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery by the author of Snow White Red-Handed . . .

Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax's plan to reunite her friend Prue with her estranged-and allegedly wealthy-mother, Henrietta, is met with a grim surprise. Not only is the marquise's Paris mansion a mouse-infested ruin, but Henrietta has inexplicably vanished, leaving behind an evasive husband, two sinister stepsisters, and a bullet-riddled corpse in the pumpkin patch decked out in a ball gown and one glass slipper-a corpse that also happens to be a dead ringer for Prue.

Strangely, no one at 15 rue Garenne seems concerned about who plugged this luckless Cinderella or why, so the investigation is left to Ophelia and Prue. It takes them through the labyrinthine maze of the Paris Opera, down the trail of a legendary fairy tale relic, into the confidence of a wily prince charmless, and makes them vulnerable to the secrets of a mysterious couturi re with designs of her own on Prue's ever-twisting family history.

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, New York : Berkley Prime Crime, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780425271636
Characteristics: 310 pages ;,18 cm
Alternative Title: Cinderella 6 feet under

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Miller0111
Sep 15, 2016

Chance’s sequel is a fun read, appropriately peppered with twists and turns and a cast of characters including a feisty heroine, steampunk automatons, and a Miss Havisham-like crone, obsessed with fairy tales. Fans of Cinderella will enjoy the unique spin on the tale’s “historical origins” and laugh as Ophelia shows remarkable spirit, cunning and a resolute Victorian primness in spite of the circumstances in which she finds herself.

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nidofito
Mar 01, 2016

Rakes and rogues are so last year. Strait-laced, proper English gentlemen's where it's at, ladies.

On one hand, the story is just as enjoyable, maybe even more so, than the last, but that ending came out of nowhere eh? And honestly, do we even really need Prue? Seems to me she does nothing but eat sweets and get kidnapped.

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Lilac_12
Jan 07, 2019

Lilac_12 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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