The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters

The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters

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by Barbara Silkstone
     
 

Miami real estate broker, Alice Harte's addiction to being right almost does her in when she falls for the wrong White Rabbit. Nigel Channing is an international conman with a gift for crafting Byronesque emails. He sweeps Alice off her feet and down a rabbit hole laden with mugs, thugs, and be-headers as they race one-step ahead of Nigel's enemies who now want…  See more details below

Overview

Miami real estate broker, Alice Harte's addiction to being right almost does her in when she falls for the wrong White Rabbit. Nigel Channing is an international conman with a gift for crafting Byronesque emails. He sweeps Alice off her feet and down a rabbit hole laden with mugs, thugs, and be-headers as they race one-step ahead of Nigel's enemies who now want Alice's head, too.

Will Alice be able to keep her head when all about her are losing theirs? Are the cards stacked against her or will she find true love? Is there a Joker in the deck?

A comedy thriller in the style of Carl Hiaasen, Janet Evanovich, and with touches of Monty Python. The adventure is inspired by the original Alice in Wonderland but with a totally different adult plot.

Editorial Reviews

Author of Belfast Girls - Gerry McCullough
In this thriller interwoven with characters based on Lewis Carroll's originals; and a heroine, Alice Harte, who has all the original Alice's naivety, intelligence and trustful expectation of good things to come, gives us a modern update of the classic which is packed with wit and excitement on every page and full of excellently drawn characters. Alice is a Stephanie Plum-like character, but far from being just a copy, Alice is an individual. If you enjoy Janet Evanovitch, you'll love "Alice."
I am, Indeed review blog - Gaele Hi
The story cleverly places our Alice, a slightly neurotic and germ phobic woman with a sassy sense of humor, a mouth that is engaged often before her brain and a penchant for all things British. The story just starts at a level 3 and ramps up from there, with references that are clever plays on the characters and references from the original Alice stories, a few I didn't realize just how clever until a few sentences later. Alice will never be the same.
Best Selling Author - Sibel Hodge
Witty, fun, quirky with a great dose of mystery, romance, and comedy combined. I was brought up with John Cleese, and his sense of humour, so Nigel Channing absolutely nails it for me. Fast-paced and climatic, you won't be able to put this fabulous book down!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011824456
Publisher:
Silkstone
Publication date:
03/11/2010
Series:
Silkstone Standalone Comedic Mysteries , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
876,084
File size:
357 KB

Meet the Author

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Praise for The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland:
“This wacky book is a delight. The author does a great job in providing cutting edge entertainment, weaving it all in a tall tale and at the same time making the farcical plausible. The fun, the play on words, the punastic delights run wild and the story hops on down the bloody, fishy, and stinky bunny trail. Well done and well worth your time to read this book.” ~The Shadow

“This book was a fun, fast paced read and almost as strange as the original AIW, in a good way. The climactic scenes in the courtroom were fascinating. The many threads of the story pulled together at the end came together smoothly and I really enjoyed it. I loved watching the courtroom scenes play out. Ohhh… the dirty little secrets all coming to light and taking out the bad guys one by one... great!” ~ Red Adept Reviews

“I love this story as much for the comedy as I do for the perfect characterization. These characters are just as mad and scary as the original Lewis Carroll characters. The humor is clean and perfectly in context with the characters delivering it, for example, Nigel Channing's British humor is very John Cleese and Kit the Drag Queen's take down of one of the corrupt lawyers is hilarious, a perfect ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ moment. This is a highly polished story and the author’s writing style is very easy to read and enjoy, which makes this the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy afternoon."
~ Mandy Ward, Author

Silkstone’s writing has been described as “perfectly paced and pitched - shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization.”

This book contains a bonus excerpt from Wendy and the Lost Boys – the first book in the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series.

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