Book Review-The Red Queen Dies-Frankie Y. Bailey | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Red Queen Dies-Frankie Y. Bailey

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



This is a murder mystery that somehow incorporates Alice in Wonderland! This book is set in the not too distant future mostly in Albany, NY (darn these years are going FAST) where a pill has been invented that makes people forget. Now this is not so bad for people who have experienced traumatic episodes in their life, like soldiers for whom it was actually created. But when a star witness to a double murder takes this pill she can no longer remember what happened and that leaves Detective Hannah McCabe scrambling to find the killer. Meanwhile a Broadway actress is murdered. This actress has the nickname of The Red Queen because she collects everything "Alice". How are these three murders connected-it is up to Hannah McCabe to figure this out--not easy at all!! Just remember this while you are reading "What goes around comes around"--That's all folks. I did enjoy this book and am looking forward to the second in the series.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Frankie Bailey introduces readers to a fabulous new protagonist and an Alice in Wonderland-infused crime in this stunning mystery, which kicks off an exciting new series set in the near future.

The year is 2019, and a drug used to treat soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder, nicknamed "Lullaby," has hit the streets. Swallowing a little pill erases traumatic memories, but what happens to a criminal trial when the star witness takes a pill and can't remember the crime? When two women are murdered in quick succession, biracial police detective Hannah McCabe is charged with solving the case. In spite of the advanced technology, including a city-wide surveillance program, a third woman is soon killed, and the police begin to suspect that a serial killer is on the loose. But the third victim, a Broadway actress known as “The Red Queen,” doesn’t fit the pattern set by the first two murders.

With the late September heat sizzling, Detective Hannah McCabe and her colleagues on the police force have to race to find the killer in a tangled web of clues that involve Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Fast-paced and original, this is a one-of-a-kind mystery from an extremely talented crime writer.

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24 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like an amazing read. I will have to add it to my list.

Jenn said...

I love a good mystery book. adding this one onto my list of must reads.

becca said...

A good mystery is always fun to read. This sounds like a good one.

Carla WorkingMommyJournal said...

I LOVE the story line here! Sounds like it is full of mystery and suspense. Adding it to my reading list! Thanks for sharing!

jaime said...

This book sounds like something I could get hooked on. It sounds just suspenseful enough to keep me interested without being an overly mysterious book.

Sharon Martin said...

Well I certainly wouldn't need a pill for forgetting !! Sounds like a really good read.

Heather Jones said...

Sounds exhilarating! I think I could get into a book like that. Not sure if I'd like a pill that makes you forget things though...definitely could be used in the wrong way.

Kristen Campbell said...

Oh, this sounds good! There are days I'd like a pill like that LOL

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love your review and I so have to read this one. Mysteries are my favorite I think. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Vera said...

This sounds like an amazing read. I am going to have to add it to my must read list.

Cindy Gordon said...

Always looking for a new good read! Thanks for sharing this one!

Dede said...

Do you think this book would be appropriate for middle schoolers? I have some students in my class who love a good mystery and need something more advanced.

Maria said...

Sounds like an action packed mystery! Is this available for download. I'll check and see.

Mistee Dawn said...

Sounds like a really good book. I will definitely have to put this on my reading list.

Caitlin Fore said...

Wow!! Sounds like a great read! I will have to tell my friends about this!

Danielle Royalegacy said...

This book sounds so interesting! I just love a good thrilling mystery.

Krystal Butherus said...

This looks like a good read! I Will give it a try!

Liz Mays said...

A good mystery sounds like lots of fun! I like the sound of this one!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Okay I'm completely intrigued. I love books like this because you could totally see this pill being created in the future and being used for these exact underhanded purposes.

MickiK said...

Oh, this looks like it could be a great read! A good mystery is perfect to curl up with in the fall.

Kristal Deane said...

Hmm, murder mystery + Alice in Wonderland. Definitely caught has my attention and I love that it's futuristic so I'm sure it's interesting! :)

Housewife Eclectic said...

A murder mystery with Alice in Wonderland? Sounds intriguing!

bxcrochet said...

That sounds like a great book. I love murder mysteries and it's cool that this one has to do with alice and wonderland.

michelle f.

Amanda McMahon said...

5 years from now it's likely could be a reality!

 
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