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The Curious Case of Mary Ann by [Thorson, Jenn]
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Length: 295 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Things that start with the letter M: murder… motives… Mary Ann…

Mary Ann Carpenter, housemaid to Wonderland’s White Rabbit, misses all the action when Alice drops into town.

She has her own problems. As witness to the murder of her estranged father, Mary Ann must go under-underground to learn more about the man she barely knew and the motives for his death. But the more she discovers, the more M-words keep coming. Like magic mirrors, monsters, mistaken identity and a murderer who is the mysterious manservant to the Queen of Hearts.

Mary Ann is mightily moved to unmask his malicious machinations, but can she unearth the evidence, expose the killer and keep a cool head?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 602 KB
  • Print Length: 295 pages
  • Publisher: Waterhouse Press (25 June 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073C7MLS3
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frabjous Fun from Beginning to End! 30 June 2017
By Linda J. Orlomoski - Published on
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First off, let me preface this review by saying that I'm not really what one would call a fan of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland books; if I'm being honest, they scared more than entertained me as a child and even though I dearly love a good tea party, I've tended to shy away from the subsequent movies, etc. (sorry Johnny Depp, you were just too real of a Mad Hatter!) That confession out of the way, I was rather surprised to find that I absolutely loved Jenn Thorson's new book THE CURIOUS CASE OF MARY ANN - it was simply frabjous and nothing short of brilliant - a real rollicking ride of a read.

Based on characters from ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (there's mention of Alice wreaking havoc a time or two but as this isn't her story, she nicely stays out of it beyond the mentions) the book presents a new set of characters that are every bit as Wonderland as Carroll's but not in the creepy sort of way that used to unnerve me as a child. The title character Mary Ann is more than merely marvelous as she backs her way through Turvy flustering the moldings and unraveling the mystery at the heart of the book - the malicious murder of Mary Ann's father. In between gathering clues and doing double-duty on her housemaid chores, Mary Ann helps Sir Rufus slay the Jabberwock (who actually has a name - who knew??) and later reunites the testy templar with his lost sense of humor. Callooh! Callay!

Not your typical whodunit by any stretch of the imagination, this marvelous mystery is filled with tongue-in-cheek humor at every turn of a phrase by an author who is a wizard of a wordsmith wielding a wit sharper than a Vorpal sword. I found myself alternately giggling, groaning, and laughing right out loud (truly laughing out loud and not that inane LOL business) at the positively perfect puns and passages like "The oysters won't be so shellfish as to whelk on the deal. They'll clam up. So all the mussel's behind me." I love a good play on words and this book is chock-a-block full of them from beginning to end making it a truly delightful read that I rather hated to see end, a sign that I always consider the hallmark of a good book.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderous book! 30 June 2017
By ramulchin - Published on
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A truly enjoyable read,with many fine characters,and some of the best puns or word play ever written. I had several bouts of belly laughs while reading. Jenn Thorson has taken a known story and turned it into an absolutely spellbinding tale. Remarkably enjoyable and easy to get into. Three cheers,Jenn ! You hit this one out of the park. ❤️❤️❤️
4.0 out of 5 stars A clear labor of love. 4 July 2017
By Bob K - Published on
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This book was clearly written by someone who loves Wonderland. If more Wonderland adventures are what you're looking for, this is your jam. I felt the mystery angle took a while to come together, but the book was fun enough I didn't mind. I will say that your enjoyment of this book hinges on your enjoyment of Wonderland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No rough here, this is a true Diamond. 17 June 2017
By Timothy Marvin Coplin - Published on
I am by no means a fan of the Carroll Looking Glass series of books which obviously serves as the inspiration for this book, and I'm absolutely positive I missed a whole lot of reference to that series, but I'll tell you what; THE CURIOUS CASE OF MARY ANN is a page turning romp filled with whit.

Set in Carroll's land of make believe, an honest to goodness mystery begins in chapter one and is brilliantly exposed throughout the course of the story. You may not see those brilliantly exposed clues along the way, but all becomes glaringly obvious in the end. 'How did I miss that' just may the the title of your review.

Once in a lifetime, maybe not that often, a true gem visits this earth and blesses us with their magical wordsmithery. Jenn Thorson is this generation's gift to superb writing and truly entertaining imagination. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be involved in the making of literary history.

I received an advance copy of this several months ago, and my initial 5-star rating is based on that read. If the author has chosen to degrade that initial offering, as it hit the print stage of production, I'll honestly alter this rating upon an official final product reading. But come on, how likely is that. Enjoy!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars but it was a fun quick read and I'd recommend it to others 6 July 2017
By T - Published on
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Having read Jenn's earlier books in the TGtG series, I was excited to see this one coming so soon. I don't think I would have chosen to read a book set in Wonderland if I hadn't read her earlier work, but it was a fun quick read and I'd recommend it to others. Following the adventures of Mary Ann as she tries to solve her father's murder at the same time as Alice is having her adventures, this story is worth spending a little time with.

Keep writing interesting things, and I'll keep reading them :)

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