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Clever is as Clever Does: Story 2 (A Fairy Tale Romance) (The Clever Detective) [Kindle Edition]

Linsey Lanier
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Story #2 in "The Clever Detective" series by Linsey Lanier.

Private investigator Stacey Alexander is wondering whether eye-poppingly handsome Prince Chad will ever say "I love you," when she learns a princess has been murdered in the kingdom and she's the only one who can figure out who did it.

This short story is about 6700 words.

Story #1: The Clever Detective (Short Story)
Story #2: Clever Is As Clever Does (Short Story)
Story #3: Cleverest of Them All (Novella)
Story #4: Clever and Courageous (Novella)
Story #5: A Clever Season (Short Story) Coming later in 2012!

Product Details

  • File Size: 258 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZM8QNM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,934 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever......very clever...... June 11, 2011
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This is the second short story featuring the clever detective Stacey and her storybook prince Chad. I really enjoyed the author's take on solving these fairytale "mysteries", as well as the fact that the heroine is strong, witty, and smart enough to figure out who dunnit without having to be rescued. This is a refreshing take on Snow White and the poisoned apple, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He loves me... He loves me not... August 9, 2011
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Detective Stacey Alexander continues her adventure in the Thrugood kingdom in Clever is as Clever Does. After dating for a few months, Stacey is ready to hear those three little words from the sexy Prince. But the Prince has yet to say them.

Along comes Wenceslas, a Saint Bernard sized rabbit dressed in a plaid coat and tie and speaking with a Brooklyn accent. He enlists Stacey's help in solving a murder at the home of the Seven Dwarfs. She jumps at the chance to distract herself from her dilemma. But this open and shut case turns complicated when a gang of biker pigs turn up as the lead suspects.

After a girl fight with a wicked Queen in Jane Fonda workout clothes and a run in with a magic mirror, Stacey solves the case. Now the only thing left to do is revive Snow White with a kiss from a Prince and life will go on. But that means letting go of the one thing she wants most.

Linsey Lanier's snarky voice shines through in her latest Detective short story. The author kept this grown-up fairy tale light and humorous all the way to the end, leaving the reader with a sense that all is right with the world. I can't wait to read the next phase in Prince Chad and Detective Stacey's romance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a clever satire of traditional fairy tales October 14, 2011
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This is a humorous tale that mocks the fairy tale genre. It is not a book for children who will not understand the satire, but adults and older children will find it funny and enjoy it. References are made to many fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Three Little Pigs, and there are birds that sing Disney tones. The primary focus is on Snow White. The story's detective finds out that Snow White has been murdered with a poisoned apple, and she suspects Snow's stepmother. The detective is in love with the prince and is jealous of his attentions to Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, and she doesn't want the prince to kiss Snow to resurrect her.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book 2 in Lanier's 'Clever' series July 9, 2011
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Great addition to Ms. Lanier's 'clever' series of fantasy detective stories, which incorporate elements of old-time fairy stories in a down-the-rabbit-hole world with a modern female detective who's perfectly capable of saving her fair Prince.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Another Fractured Fairytale June 23, 2011
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Awe, shucks Lanier was doing so well with her fractured fairy tales and this one spoils her record.

"I wanted to give his butt a pinch with my gloved hand." XXX

Chad and I were plodding down a winding road on the far side of the farm belonging to the kingdom's Farmer-Treasurer, the goose-with-the-golden-eggs dude and I was feeling relieved I didn't have to deal with his anal butt today. XXX

"Who the hell are you?" XXX 'Even an evil step-mother shouldn't say this!'

Blond hair and sweat and boobs flew everywhere. XXX Not necessary to describe Dolly Parton like step-mother.

Clean it up, then I would read it to my grandkids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How i liked clever detective January 29, 2014
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I love this book becausse i love how she sees the princes portrit and she sees lady killer eyes i mean that part made me laugh.Also it was my most favoritest book that i am going to do this as a IR projecct.I reccomend this book for mystery & romance readers.Also the most funniest part is when the prince tells Stacey that whoever rescued him got to marry him i could only image stacey standing there in shock when the prince told her to marry him
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More About the Author

Linsey Lanier has been writing fiction for over fifteen years and is the author of a dozen novels and short stories, including the best selling Miranda's Rights Mystery series. She writes romantic suspense, mystery, and humorous romantic fantasy - all with a dash of sass.

She's always working on a new book, currently books in the new Miranda and Parker Mystery series (a continuation of the Miranda's Rights Mystery series) and the humorous Dandy Frost-Ninja Assassin series.

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