Book Details:Genre: Mystery & Detective
Published by: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: Sept 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-0-312-64175-7 / 978-1-250-03717-6
The first in a new high-concept police procedural series, set in Albany with an Alice in Wonderland theme.
Frankie Bailey introduces readers to a fabulous new protagonist and an Alice in Wonderland-infused crime in this stunning mystery. The year is 2019, and a drug used to treat soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder, nicknamed "Lullaby," has hit the streets. Swallowing a little pill erases traumatic memories, but what happens to a criminal trial when the star witness takes a pill and can't remember the crime? Biracial detective Hannah McCabe faces similar perplexing problems as she attempts to solve the murders of three women, one of whom, a Broadway actress known as "The Red Queen," has a special interest in the story of Alice in Wonderland. Is the killer somehow reenacting the children's tale? This smart, tough mystery will appeal to fans of high-concept police procedurals.
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This was a slow burning futuristic mystery. The first few chapters are very slow and while they offer a great bit of back history, they do seem at times sluggish and bogged down. HOWEVER, once the story has been set up you get right into a good, juicy mystery!
The Red Queen Dies, is a taut well written story. The characters are all smartly developed and interesting. The story goes swiftly after the first few chapters (as stated earlier) and gets really meaty and fun. I really enjoyed it!
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