• The Brenda and Effie Mysteries

  • The Woman in a Black Beehive
  • By: Paul Magrs
  • Narrated by: Anne Reid
  • Series: Brenda & Effie, Book 7
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bafflegab Productions
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the mysterious town of Whitby, where all the monsters and demons of old come to retire and live out the remainder of their spooky days and nights and eat fish and chips on the seafront. There's a strange new landlady in town, opening a B&B by the harbour; a lady with a tall black beehive, nasty scars about her person and a very chequered past.
Soon she's teamed up with part-time witch Effie and together they investigate the mystery of the ghostly singing cat on the rooftops of the old town, and the savage maulings of old ladies in lonely alleyways. Also - there's something very peculiar about the awful painting that Effie drags home from an auction. Can it really be coming to ghastly life?
Superannuated supernatural sleuths Brenda and Effie are veterans of six cult novels by Paul Magrs (Doctor Who). Now Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax, Dinnerladies) brings Magrs's macabre creations to life in their very first adventure, written especially for audio. Here we are at the very start: about to hear the truth of what happened when Brenda met Effie for the very first time!
©2014 Bafflegab Productions (P)2014 Bafflegab Productions
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Critic Reviews

"A rich vein of dry humour that sparkles... a strong start for a series that shows every sign of becoming a fan favourite." ( STARBURST Magazine)
"'The Woman in a Black Beehive' is a fantastic, deftly-written and performed opening chapter to what promises to be a truly splendid series. Absolutely, and thoroughly, recommended." ( Mass Movement Magazine)
"I was drwan in immediately... A very, very different sort of supernatural investigation." ( SCI-FI Bulletin)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Judith E. Prueitt on 09-01-15

Clever beyond my less wilder dreams

I must admit it's more than i thought it would be, and glad there are more of the Brenda novellas. My considerable commute is less annoying by this Mrs Doutefire and mystic sprit friends is a well needed dalliance, a restoritive cuppa for my soul.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lynne on 08-21-15

Will be listening to more in this series!

Loved the narrators and sound effects. I found it to be
an extremely enjoyable listening experience.

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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gumblina on 08-12-17


fantastic narration and a great story.

if you like T Pratchett you will like alot

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5 out of 5 stars
By Angela on 09-29-16

Captivating, best narration around!!

Where does The Brenda and Effie Mysteries rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Brenda and Effie Mysteries?

Hearing her background.

What about Anne Reid’s performance did you like?

It was so captivating, really drew me and my husband into the story. Really pasted our drive to Cornwall away!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed through out!

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