The Big Bad Goodnight

“A Grimm delight! Cosper injects the dread back into the cautionary rhymes and produces a collection so hardboiled, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put a crack in it. If Mickey Spillane was ever a kid, this is what his Ma would’ve read to ‘im.” – Korey Dawson, The Diabolical Index

“This is a really fun, quick book to read. The creative web of fairytales tangled together keeps you wanting more.” – Atty Eve, author of the My Beautiful Suicide series

“Loved it. It was magnificent the way each fairy tale was set back in what seemed like the 1920s mob-style era, with a touch of ‘The Godfather’ meets Goldilocks. There was not one story that didn’t keep me turning the pages. I never wanted them to end!” – Angela Sanders, author of the Hybrid Coven series

“FINALLY, a book of fairy tales for the “grow-up” kid in all of us. Cosper turns our favorite childhood stories upside down and inside out. Each story is deliciously clever, witty and surprising.” – Cindy Maples, Actress/ Director e-Bowla, Out of My Mind, Random

Is it true that fairy tales have happy endings?

Don’t believe everything you read, brother!

For too long, people have looked to the fairy tale realm as a place where good and evil are as different as black and white. The good citizens of those dark cities and darker woods know the truth, and the truth is now in print.

The Big Bad Goodnight throws a new light into the darkest corners of a world once sanitized by the Brothers Grimm. Those who dare to open its pages will learn the real, dirty, gritty reality of the a hard luck Wolf, a femme fatale with fairy wings, a small-time hoodlum named Rumplestiltskin, a hard-luck “delinquent” with a chance for redemption, a calculating serial killer dares to called himself Charming, and an unhinged psychopath named Goldilocks.

Through six short stories, The Big Bad Goodnight will transform the way we view everything from enchanted frogs to gingerbread men. It’s noir escapade in the tradition of Double Indemnity, The Lady from Shanghai, Cape Fear, Sin City, and of course… MAD Magazine.

Pour yourself a stiff one. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

Genre: Fairy tales, Detective stories/Noir, Comedy

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