Monday, October 3, 2011

Book Review: The Clever Detective

My Rating:  4 stars out of 5
Today I am going to share a funny tale for adults. "The Clever Detective", by Linsey Lanier, is a humorous short story about modern female Private Investigator Stacey Alexander and the strangest case that she has ever accepted. This book is a FREE download at Amazon.
About The Author
Linsey Lanier is a writer of romantic mystery-suspense, romantic fantasy, and romance - with a dash of sass. She is the author of a second book in this series, Clever Is As Clever Does (The Clever Detective).

A Forlorn King
Detective Stacey Alexander knew it was going to be a weirder-than-usual day when her new client's address happened to be a hollow tree with a door carved in the side. She stepped inside the door and fell down a dark tunnel landing in a huge underground room. ( No, she did not meet Alice in Wonderland!)
King Thrugood was sobbing because a dragon had abducted his son. Detective Alexander suspected The Dragons street gang, but King Thrugood assured her that this had nothing to do with gangs. He said a real dragon (as in huge lizard) was holding his son captive.
Detective Alexander ventures out into the kingdom to get to the bottom of this mystery. She meets some strange characters that resemble The Three Little Pigs, the Golden Goose and Little Bo Peep.
Never fear. The dragon is no problem for PI Stacy Alexander. This story has a happy ending with Stacy and the Prince exchanging a kiss...and maybe more than that???

My Thoughts
This story is really funny stuff. It could almost be material for a stand-up comedy routine. The comedy stems from the encounters that PI Alexander has with the characters and situations from the imaginary world of dragons and fairies.
The entire book can be read in ten minutes or less and I promise you will find yourself grinning and shaking you head at the silliness of this story. It is an entertaining tale for the young at heart.
This book is not recommended for young children because of references to adult topics (street gangs, drinking alcohol, smoking weed, etc.) and salty language.

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