Thursday, January 31, 2013

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Slayre, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter... the recent trend of "monster-fying" classic historical novels and even historical figures has been riding steady for some time now, so it was only a matter of time before someone finally struck the ever-popular figure of Marie Antoinette. In truth, I'm surprised it hasn't happened until now! This time, the queen is not a zombie hunter or a member of the undead, but a ghostly figure who may or may not be behind a series of murders in 21st century Paris.

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, from the blog of Katie Alender, the author: 
Colette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots.

But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours museums and palaces, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks suspiciously like Marie Antoinette.

Colette knows her popular, status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they uncover a shocking secret involving a dark, hidden history. When Colette realizes she herself may hold the key to the mystery, her own life is suddenly in danger . . . Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of revenge, betrayal, intrigue — and one killer queen.
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender is set for release in October 2013.

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