Ghosts & Echoes, by Lyn Benedict (Ace, 2010)

Sylvie Lightner is a private investigator who specializes in the supernatural, the weird, and the dangerous. Her last job was a real killer, and it’s taken her a month to recover and get her head back in the game. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Red Hood's Revenge, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2010)

They are the secret protectors of the kingdom of Lorindar. Snow White, the sultry mistress of mirror magic. Danielle, wielder of a powerful glass sword, once known as Cinderella. Talia, whose fairy gifts make her a powerful warrior, but whose … Continue reading

Death Most Definite, by Trent Jamieson (Orbit, 2010)

Some folks have a nice, boring, safe office job. Not Steven de Selby. He’s a Psychopomp working for the Brisbane office of Mortmax Industries, and he puts the dead to rest, lest things between the mortal world and afterlife get … Continue reading

Sins & Shadows, by Lyn Benedict (Ace, 2009)

Sylvie Lightner runs the Florida-based Shadows Inquiries, a small firm which investigates the decidedly weird aspects of the world. That is, until she sees a friend and employee killed in front of her. Tired of killing monsters and becoming one … Continue reading

The Mermaid's Madness, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2009)

Once upon a time, there were three very special princesses. Each one inspired a fairy tale, and in each case, the facts were either exaggerated or outright fabricated. Even so, there remains an element of truth to Sleeping Beauty, Snow … Continue reading

The Stepsister Scheme, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2009)

Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Cinderella. Some stuff happened involving an evil stepmother, some nasty stepsisters, a glass slipper, and a prince. Cinderella and her prince fell in love, were married, and lived happily ever … Continue reading

The Snow Queen, by Mercedes Lackey (Harlequin Luna, 2008)

In the Five Hundred Kingdoms, powerful magic known as the Tradition influences everything, forcing people into a variety of well-worn Paths inspired by fairy tales and folklore. Left unchecked, this could result in disaster and misery, which is why long … Continue reading

Crashing Paradise, by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski (Ace, 2007)

The Menagerie, that strange collection of supernatural beings lead by immortal sorcerer and alchemist Arthur Conan Doyle is back, and this time, their worst enemies are lurking in the shadows, ready to put an end to their works. Ceridwen, exiled … Continue reading

E. Godz, by Robert Aspirin and Esther Friesner (Baen, 2003)

Meet Edwina Godz, CEO of E. Godz, Inc., America’s largest and only family-owned clearinghouse for magical power. She’s got a small problem. Two of them, really: her children, vapid Peez (the Dateless Wonder, and Emergency Virgin for several New York … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time When the Princess Rescued the Prince, by Rosemary Lake (Dragon Tree Press, 2002)

I’m of mixed opinions where Once Upon a Time… is concerned. On the one hand, I really, really, really wanted to like this. I am a sucker for retold fairy tales; nothing draws me to a book quicker than the … Continue reading