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Once Upon a Crime (1998) [Anthology]
by Doug Allyn Gary A. Braunbeck Jon L. Breen Simon Brett Simon Clark Mat Coward Bill Crider Peter Crowther Janet Dawson William L. DeAndrea Brendan DuBois Elizabeth Engstrom Ed Gorman Jane Haddam John Helfers Joan Hess Edward D. Hoch John Lutz Sharyn McCrumb Audrey Peterson Gillian Roberts Les Roberts Kristine Kathryn Rusch Anne Wingate Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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In the hands of some of the most respected mystery writers of the decade, stories such as the confinement of Rapunzel, the peril of Little Red Riding Hood, and many others are given a compelling, suspenseful twist. But unlike the well-known traditional tales, the endings found here aren't always the familiar ones you remember - or expect. In Sharyn McCrumb's "Gerda's Sense of Snow," an ingenious retelling of a classic, Gerda must rescue her best friend Kay from the Snow Queen, a crack dealer whose white powder erases pain - and makes the user her slave. A troubled teen assumes seven separate personalities after her wicked stepmother, determined to be the fairest of them all, drives her to an isolated cabin - and to dangerous deeds - in "Heptagon" by Joan Hess. In a charmingly contemporary adaptation of "The Six Swans," a country singer tries to outwit his agent by hiding a promising new act in a secluded cabin. But the agent has devious plans of her own... in "Swan Song" by John Lutz. And an uproarious new version of "The Emperor's New Clothes," by Simon Brett, has a top gangster finding salvation in televangelism - until a young gang member reveals the leader's true nature...


  • After Happily Ever by Gillian Roberts
  • Clever Hans by Jon L. Breen
  • Heptagon by Joan Hess
  • It Happened at Grandmotherís House by Bill Crider
  • Now Fetch Me an Axe by Simon Clark
  • Old Sultan by Mat Coward
  • Harvest Home by Elizabeth Engstrom
  • Prince Charming by William L. DeAndrea
  • Rapunzel by Jane Haddam
  • Resurrection Joe by Gary A. Braunbeck
  • Rapunzelís Revenge by Brendan DuBois
  • Snow White and the Eleven Dwarfs by Edward D. Hoch
  • Swan Song by John Lutz
  • The Better to Eat You With by John Helfers
  • Of the Fog by Ed Gorman
  • The Brave Little Costume Designer by Les Roberts
  • The Emperorís New Clothes by Simon Brett
  • The Musician of Breman, GA by Peter Crowther
  • Anniversary Ball by Audrey Peterson
  • Invisible Time by Janet Dawson
  • Love and Justice by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" Revisited by Anne Wingate
  • Thousandfurs by Doug Allyn
  • Gerda's Sense of Snow by Sharyn McCrumb
Edited by: Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman.

Original title: Once upon a Crime
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives
Fairy Tales & FolkloreReinterpretations

The following works are contained within this one:
     Snow White and the Eleven Dwarfs (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Resurrection Joe (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Gary A. Braunbeck
     Clever Hans (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Jon L. Breen
     Heptagon (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Joan Hess
     It Happened at Grandmotherís House (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Crider
     Swan Song (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: John Lutz
     Of the Fog (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Emperorís New Clothes, the (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Simon Brett
     Brave Little Costume Designer, the (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Les Roberts
     Gerdaís Sense of Snow (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Sharyn McCrumb

Edition #1: Once Upon a Crime

Once Upon a Crime (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Martin H. Greenberg Ed Gorman
  • "Looking for a good bedtime story? Once Upon A Crime delivers 24 fairy tales for grown-ups, as re-written by some fine mystery writers." USA Today
  • "a hearty helping of reading treats. Just not before bedtime...A Grimm keeper." People
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Once Upon a Crime (1998)

ISBN: 0425171280

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