Cinderella #250 Ed McBain: Cinderella (1986)
|The Brothers Grimm|
would likely have become fans
of Ed McBain.
Note: Not a kids book. Once upon a time in Florida, there lived "a hooker with style, looks, youth — and a one-in-a-million shot at the big money". She had learned that a certain drug dealer, a man who was a "slightly overweight, middle-aged private investigator with a penchant for whiskey and a lonely habit of hanging out in bars." So she followed him one night, on a deserted Florida road. It had begun some time after disguising herself as a "WASP princess from Denver, Colorado...daughter of a rich rancher." With a gown and some coaching, she set her target up. What happened next between Cinderella, Jimmy Legs, Stagg, and a man named Jamie Purchase, you will find out by reading Cinderella by McBain, Ed.