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.Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender is set for release in October 2013.
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.