If you do want really good retelling of classic tales rewritten in sensational format buy Once Upon A Crime or Politically Correct Fairy Tales. You will find what you're after in those books. The fairy tale is over success was not achieved here.
However, all in all the book has a sharp feel to it, with so many stories that have great potential and quite a few that I loved just as they are. I especially liked:
THE PRINCESS IN THE TOWER: amusing and light; and
A SOUND, LIKE ANGELS SINGING: read it to see what it's all about--if I were to tell you, I'd spoil the story
Even if this collection of fairy tales retold isn't the best on the market, it's still great fun! Read it if you are a fan of dark fairy tales.