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Publisher's Summary

Things that start with the letter M: murder...motives...Mary Ann....
Mary Ann Carpenter, housemaid to Wonderland's White Rabbit, misses all the action when Alice drops into town.
She has her own problems. As witness to the murder of her estranged father, Mary Ann must go under-underground to learn more about the man she barely knew and the motives for his death. But the more she discovers, the more M-words keep coming. Like magic mirrors, monsters, mistaken identity, and a murderer who is the mysterious manservant to the Queen of Hearts.
Mary Ann is mightily moved to unmask his malicious machinations, but can she unearth the evidence, expose the killer, and keep a cool head?
©2017 Jennifer Thorson (P)2017 Jennifer Thorson
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Critic Reviews

"Thorson has a brilliant idea in mixing the world of Alice with a murder mystery. The result is a demented but internally consistent detective story.... Although tackling a pastiche of a well-loved children's book is a daunting task, Thorson succeeds beautifully. She deftly captures Carroll's absurdity, wordplay, and unsettling strangeness and rings some changes of her own." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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By Heather North on 12-25-17

Fantastic twist on Wonderland

I LOVED this book! Fantastic characters and delightfully madcap story, a great mystery with twists that I didn’t see coming. The narrator gave an excellent performance as well. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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By Margaret on 12-20-17

Perfectly silly. Written "forward funny"

The book does not have an excess of 'M' words. It does have a plethora of Lewis Carroll-ish predicaments, interactions and 'logic'. I found myself smiling a lot and several times laughing out loud.
This is a wonderfully written parallel to Alice in Wonderland. The story essentially begins when Mary Ann leaves the White Rabbit's employ to search for her father's murderer. This is the same day Alice finds herself in Wonderland and becomes mistaken as the White Rabbit's housemaid. As Mary Ann weaves her way through the clues to the mystery, she becomes mistakenly blamed for the troubles Alice is involved in. We get a new perspective on some original Wonderland characters and meet a few new ones.

If this authors other books are as brilliant as this one, I can't wait to read/listen to some more!

The narrator did great. She voiced each character distinctly and brought the silliness of the story to life. I'd love to listen to another book narrated by her.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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