Chance, Maia

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Maia Chance writes the Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery series which started in November 2014. Miss Ophelia Flax is a Victorian actress who knows all about making quick changes and even quicker exits. But to solve a fairy-tale crime in the haunted Black Forest, she’ll need more than a bit of charm…. 1867: After being fired from her latest variety hall engagement, Ophelia acts her way into a lady’s maid position for a crass American millionaire. But when her new job whisks her off to a foreboding castle straight out of a Grimm tale, she begins to wonder if her fast-talking ways might have been too hasty.

Maia also writes the Discreet Retrieval Agency Mystery Series which is set in Prohibition-era New York city. It features 31-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake, until, her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune...or so Lola thought... Along with her Swedish cook Berta Lola opens a detective agency.