Friday, June 28, 2013

Once Upon a Crime (Sisters Grim #4) by Michael Buckley

Once Upon a Crime (Sisters Grimm Series #4)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

The Grimms take Manhattan in the fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series!
When fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm venture back to the big city to help a friend, they land in the middle of a big mystery. Puck’s father, King Oberon, has been murdered, and the Grimms suspect one of the many famous (and infamous) fairy-tale folk who call the city home. Can they find the culprit while coming to terms with their mother’s secret life? And will Sabrina ever accept her family’s destiny?

Funny and fast-paced, this series puts a fresh spin on girl-detective stories and has won an everexpanding number of fans.

My thoughts:
This is our latest car audio book.  This is the first book set outside of Ferryport Landing as the Grimms are taking Puck back to his family so he can be healed after having his wings ripped off by Little Red Ridings Jaberwocky at the end of the last book.  Going to NYC has Daphne and Sabrina excited because they are going home to the city they lived in with their parents before the Red Hand kidnapped Veronica and Henry and put them into an enchanted sleep.  Unfortunately the girls discover that the city is full of Ever Afters and always has been.  Their mother had been working with the Ever Afters and her best friend, Oz, to try to get everyone united and working together before her kidnapping.  It is a surprise to the girls to learn that their mother was so entrenched in the secret society.

As usual, there is plenty of action and mysteries to unravel.  Mr. Cainis is undergoing even greater transformation, new Ever Afters are met, more fairy tales are exposed to children.  Last week at the library we checked out a huge book Grim Fairy Tales and I have already seen my daughter reading it.  I wonder how many of them she will go through!

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810995499
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Sisters Grimm Series , #4
  • Pages: 296
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

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