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Fairy Tale Detectives: 11/19/13

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The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley is the first of the Sisters Grimm series. Daphne and Sabrina after years of being shuttled from one bad foster home to the next are now being shipped up north to Ferryport Landing along the Hudson River to live with a woman who claims to be their grandmother. Except, they've always been told that she was dead.

Of course, she isn't dead. Nope. She's trying to protect them from a generational curse, one where the descendants of the brothers Grimm must keep the fairy tale creatures in line, living forever among them. And of course — there's a reason for why European (and primarily Germanic) fantasy characters are now living in North America.

So if you don't want to bother with a LONG introduction, skip the first few chapters to get to the mystery. Someone has been summoning a giant (as in Jack in the Beanstalk) to smash houses. Things are likely to get dangerous as giants are notoriously difficult to reason with.

While the sisters try to stay out of all this mayhem, that changes when their Grandmother, her friend Mr. Canis and Mayor Charming (formerly known as Prince) are kidnapped.

Once things settled down, it was a fun mystery.

Four stars

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