Cinderella From Fabletown with Love by Chris Roberson and Shawn McManus
In Fabletown, no one is who they traditionally are. The Big Bad Wolf was the sheriff but Beast (from Beauty and the... fame) now has the job. Cinderella is doubly covert. She owns a shoe store (The Glass Slipper) and spends a lot of time flying around acting like a rich, spoiled heiress. Her real vocation is doing espionage work for Fabletown, with only the sheriff in the know. Her latest assignment is to discover who is selling magical items to the "mundies," the everyday people like you and me. What could possibly be more valuable than magical items?
Her travels take her to Dubai where she meets up with Aladdin, who is investigating the same mystery. They do some glamorous traveling and have lots of fights, with bad guys and with each other, like a proper spy story.
This story kept me captivated. The fable world is well blended with the mundane world. Cinderella is a fun character. She has a great sense of adventure, keeping the story from getting too heavy or serious. Also, this book doesn't get as dark or sleazy as its sequel. This one is definitely worth reading.