The Clever Detective: Story 1 (A Fairy Tale Romance)

Rated 3.80/5 based on 11 reviews
After six years as a private investigator, Stacey Alexander has the strangest day of her life when she falls down a hollow tree and meets her new client, a nutty old dude with a crown who thinks he's a king.

She'd climb right out of there, except that the crazy dude wants her to find his missing son, the Prince. And that is one hot-looking male. She'd be crazy herself not to take this case. More
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Words: 5,350
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452319254
About Linsey Lanier

Linsey Lanier is the author of over a dozen novels and several short stories. She writes romantic mystery-suspense, romantic fantasy, and romance—with a dash of sass. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America and the Kiss of Death chapter. Her books have placed in several RWA-sponsored contests.

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Review by: MaxineD on Nov. 23, 2011 :
I loved The Clever Detective! The fairy tales alluded to are wonderful. Very clever writer.
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Review by: P.A. Hopkins on Oct. 06, 2011 :
A fun short story. Could be turned into a real book with more depth.
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Review by: Tami Brothers on Aug. 09, 2011 :
A little Alice in Wonderland. A showing by the three little pigs. A peek at the golden goose. A little rivalry with Bo Peep.

Linsey Lanier’s The Clever Detective is a grown-up’s trip down memory lane. We follow Detective Stacey Alexander as she meets with a potential client at an address that turns out to be a hollow tree with a door carved in its side. She soon finds herself hurtling down a dark tunnel and landing at the feet of her client, King Thrugood. This begins a trip through some of our favorite fairy tales as Stacey sets out across the Kingdom to find the missing Prince.

Ms. Lanier has a fun, flirty voice that had me thinking of the old black and white detective movies where the detective’s voice gives the audience a play by play of the story. The author combined this technique with the fairy tale world to create a fun and unique short story that left me smiling all the way through.

If you’re looking for a temporary getaway that’s light and easy to read or one that leaves you with a good feeling about the world we live in, The Clever Detective will take you to that place. Kudos to the author.
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Review by: Carol on Aug. 02, 2011 :
Fun, short read. Sequel is better development of fairy tale theme.
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Review by: mrsamysimmons on June 23, 2011 : (no rating)
This story was okay. It gave me a smile at the end when she taunted the dragon but otherwise, it just seemed kind of dull. I'm hoping that the next story in the series is a little better.
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Review by: R Morse on May 27, 2011 :
Has to be one of the most stupid books I have read.
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Review by: Annie Rayburn on May 09, 2011 :
What a fun read! Great tongue-in-cheek humor. A Modern detective thrown into a fairy-tale world with enough romance thrown in to satisfy us HEA fanatics.

Great job, Linsey!
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Review by: Deb Robinson on May 01, 2011 :
Lots of fun!
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Review by: Heather Powers on April 24, 2011 :
Witty funny tale with a modern fairy tale twist. Few edits but didn't retract from the story. Quick fun read. Made me smile:)
Looking forward to reading more.
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Review by: Kumi on Jan. 14, 2011 :
Although I couldn’t get the relation of the title of the story with the story itself, I guess it just justifies the fact that our heroine Stacey Alexander PI is somewhat ‘clever’ in her case solving skills. The story had a bit humor which I really enjoyed and it seems to make a parody out of certain fairy tails which is something I always like.

It could have been a bit more developed and stretched out but it was pretty good, romance, humor and fantasy, pretty good mix. Also I liked the author voice; she gives you Stacey talking not Linsey writing how Stacey would talk.
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Review by: Lorenza Caldwell on Nov. 05, 2010 :
A cute, quick fairytale with nice elements of humor. I anxiously await more in the series.
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