Curious how our lives can take on the shadings of a fairy tale, the line between reality and fantasy becoming fuzzy. A cozy comedy thriller in the style of Carl Hiaasen, Janet Evanovich, with touches of Monty Python. The adventure is inspired by the original Alice in Wonderland but with a totally different adult plot.
Miami real estate broker, Alice Harte’s addiction to being right almost does her in when she falls for the wrong White Rabbit. Nigel Channing is an international conman with a gift for crafting Byronesque emails. He sweeps Alice off her feet and down a rabbit hole laden with mugs, thugs, and be-headers as they race one-step ahead of Nigel’s enemies.
Will Alice be able to keep her head when all about her are losing theirs? Are the cards stacked against her or will she find true love? Is there a Joker in the deck?
This adventure takes place in 1997 and is slightly based on true events. Enjoy!
Praise for The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland:
“This wacky book is a delight. The author does a great job in providing cutting edge entertainment, weaving it all in a tall tale and at the same time making the farcical plausible. The fun, the play on words, the punastic delights run wild and the story hops on down the bloody, fishy, and stinky bunny trail. Well done and well worth your time to read this book.” ~The Shadow
“This book was a fun, fast paced read and almost as strange as the original AIW, in a good way. The climactic scenes in the courtroom were fascinating. The many threads of the story pulled together at the end came together smoothly and I really enjoyed it. I loved watching the courtroom scenes play out. Ohhh… the dirty little secrets all coming to light and taking out the bad guys one by one… great!” ~ Red Adept Reviews
“I love this story as much for the comedy as I do for the perfect characterization. These characters are just as mad and scary as the original Lewis Carroll characters. The humor is clean and perfectly in context with the characters delivering it, for example, Nigel Channing’s British humor is very John Cleese and Kit the Drag Queen’s take down of one of the corrupt lawyers is hilarious, a perfect ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ moment. This is a highly polished story and the author’s writing style is very easy to read and enjoy, which makes this the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy afternoon.” ~ Mandy Ward, Author
Silkstone’s writing has been described as “perfectly paced and pitched – shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization.”