Once Upon a Crime - Ed Gorman, Gillian Roberts, Jon L. Breen, Joan Hess, Bill Crider, Simon Clark, Mat Coward, Elizabeth Engstrom, William L. DeAndrea, Jane Haddam, Gary A. Braunbeck, Brendan DuBois, Edward D. Hoch, John Lutz, John Helfer, Les Roberts, Simon Brett, Peter Crowther, Audrey Pete There are some pleasent surprises in this little collection. There are also some duds. Thankfully, however, the gems make up for the dudes. There does seem to be a preponderence of mob stories.The stories range from funny to touching. Now of them all really sad. Standouts include-"After Happily Ever" by Gillian Roberts which would have a place in any Datlow/Windling collection. Think you know the story of Cinderella, think again."Heptagon" by Joan Hess - Snow White meets a shrink."Now Fetch Me an Axe" by Simon Clark - a retelling of the Princess and the Frog fetching a famous mystery writer who is not Agatha Christie and who crave a good roast."Rapunzel's Revenge" by Brendon DuBois - a male Rapunzel no less."The Brave Little Costume Designer" by Les Roberts- wonderful adaption of "The Brave Little Tailor". Best adaption I've seen."Love and Justice" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - despite its setting the most true to life story.The best story is "Gerda's Sense of Snow" by Sharyn McCrumb - a retelling of the Snow Queen, using the slang defination of the word snow.