The Brenda and Effie Mysteries : Brenda & Effie

  • by Paul Magrs
  • Narrated by Anne Reid
  • Series: Brenda & Effie
  • 1 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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!


What the Critics Say

"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

Most Helpful

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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- Judith E. Prueitt "Enjoying life, taking time to be myself, trust me it's a hoot!"

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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- Lynne "I love to read fiction. Mainly action/adventure , fantasy, mystery thrillers and if they have humor thrown in, it is a treat."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2015
  • Publisher: Bafflegab Productions