Maia Chance writes historical mystery novels that are rife
with absurd predicaments and romantic adventure. She is the
author of the Fairy Tale Fatal and The Discreet
Retrieval Agency series, and her first mystery, Snow
White Red-Handed, will be released in November 2014 by
Berkley Prime Crime.
Maia is a candidate for the Ph.D. in English at the
University of Washington. This means that the exploits of
Fairy Tale Fatal’s heroine, variety hall actress
Ophelia Flax, were dreamt up while Maia was purportedly
researching 19th-century American literature and fairy tale
criticism. The Discreet Retrieval Agency series was born of
Maia’s fascination with vintage shoes, automobiles,
and cocktails combined with an adoration of P. G. Wodehouse
Upcoming titles include Come Hell or Highball (St.
Martin’s Press, 2015) and Cinderella Six Feet
Under (Berkley Prime Crime, 2015). Maia lives in
Seattle, where she shakes a killer martini, grows a mean
radish, and bakes mocha bundts to die for.