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Cleverest of Them All: Story 3 (A Fairy Tale Romance) (The Clever Detective) [Kindle Edition]

Linsey Lanier
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Book Description

Four times longer than "The Clever Detective." Story #3 in The Clever Detective series by Linsey Lanier.

Royal weddings. Gotta love 'em. All that pageantry and excitement and show. But two weeks before tough gal, private investigator Stacey Alexander’s royal marriage to Prince Chad, she's getting pretty antsy. Not to mention a little tired of Hollow Tree Land.

She gets in a fight with her obtuse fiancé and leaves the kingdom for good. When Chad tries to follow her, what happens isn't pretty. Now what is she supposed to do? Go home, that’s what.

But on the way, she finds the broken body of the local district attorney. A man known for prosecuting violent gang members. When the assistant DA asks Stacey to investigate, how can she say no? And yet, that decision might have been a mistake…

This book is about 18,000 words, around 70 printed pages.

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: 375 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00516IRAS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #652,050 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In Cleverest of Them All, wedding plans are in the air but Detective Stacey Alexander is having cold feet. When she tries to talk to Prince Chad about her feelings, his interfering mother has Stacey hot footing it out of the kingdom with the Prince running after her.

As soon as Stacey steps back into her world, Prince Chad turns into a frog. When she tries to give him a kiss to turn him back into a Prince, he avoids her. This is the ultimate rejection and has Stacey running back to her old life.

Immediately she's drawn into solving the murder of the towns Distract Attorney, Clarence Hump, who recently took a tumble off a very tall building. This thrusts the Detective into a case with Ella Cindy, the Black Dragons, a big bad wolf look alike and a Princely frog tagging along the whole way. When things start to get a little dangerous, it's Prince Chad who hops in and saves the day. But is his chivalry enough to win back the prickly detective's affections?

The Cleverest of Them All was a hoot to read. I loved Linsey Lanier's introduction of Detective Stacey's insecurities. As brave as the heroine has been throughout the previous two books, I admit that I breathed a little satisfied sigh to see the hero come to the rescue. Full of twists and turns and different surprises around each and every corner, this story is a bit darker and a lot sexier than the other two. But I liked every bit of it. I honestly hope this won't be the last that we read about Detective Stacey and her handsome Prince.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing hooking value! September 30, 2014
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I loved this book! I was hooked on this series since the sample of the first book. Although these books are short they are very interesting and they are hard to put down! I wouldn't recommend this particular book (Cleverest Of Them All: Story 3 (A Fairy Tale Romance)) to children under the age of 10. It also has mild coarse language that some people may find offending. This is however one if my favourite books! It is basically a story about a detective who goes off into Hollow Tree to solve a case. Then she finds Chad and saves him from a dragon. They fall in love and are getting married. If you like more of a light, easy, not serious read, this is not for you. If you like action, drama and a little bit of romance, this is your ideal book.

These opinions are mine and mine only. If you think differently there is no problem. Do not blame other people though.
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2.0 out of 5 stars If you like fairy tales July 15, 2014
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This book was a little too over the top for me. It was a quick read, but not my style. If you like fairy tales, it is the perfect book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cleverest of Them All: Story 3 February 11, 2014
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I loved this book because it was so interesting and romantic and it seemed like I was actually in the story and it felt so real liked I was in the book and I loved it when Stacey and Chad decided to try and work things out.
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More About the Author

Writing fiction for more than fifteen years, Linsey Lanier authored over a dozen novels and short stories, including the popular Miranda's Rights Mystery series. She writes romantic suspense, mysteries, and thrillers with a dash of sass.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Kiss of Death chapter, Private Eye Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. Her books have been nominated in several RWA-sponsored contests.

In her spare time, Linsey enjoys watching crime shows with her husband of over two decades and trying to figure out "who-dun-it." But her favorite activity is writing and creating entertaining new stories for her readers.

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). For alerts on her latest releases join Linsey's mailing list at


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