Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints : Brothers Grimm Mysteries

  • by P. J. Brackston
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Brothers Grimm Mysteries
  • 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Witch's Daughter comes the story of Gretel, all grown up and investigating the disappearance of Albrecht Dürer's treasured frog prints.
Bavaria, 1776. When Albrecht Dürer the Much Much Younger's frog prints go missing, he knows exactly where to turn for help. Gretel (yes, that Gretel), now 35 and still living with her gluttonous brother Hans, is the country's most famous private investigator, and she leaps at the opportunity to travel to cosmopolitan Nuremberg to take on the case. But amid the hubbub of the city's annual sausage festival, Gretel struggles to find any clues that point toward the elusive thief.
Even with the aid of the chatty mice living under her bed, the absent prints remain stubbornly out of view, and Gretel is forced to get creative in her search for the truth.


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Entertaining Mystery

This was a great mystery full of interesting characters. However, Brackston's description of Hansel and Gretel's gluttony made my stomach roil - the details of Gretel's binge-eating session with a tower of sweets and Hansel's bratwurst casing incident - well, these scenes were just gross. I don't know if the author thought they would be funny, but they weren't. For me, they were incongruous with the rest of the (fairly) humorous story even though I get the fairy tale connection. It might not be so bothersome for others, just don't go into it expecting a 'cozy mystery', as Gretel gets into some other fairly unsavory activities (like moonlighting as a dominatrix).

The protagonist was so quirky and the story so refreshingly different that I couldn't put it down. I solved the mystery fairly early on, but enjoyed following Gretel along as she reached the same conclusion.

Oh, and Kate Reading's performance was fantastic, as always.
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- Marianne

Fabulous story!

Like a female Sherlock Holmes, Gretel is smart and funny and clever and gets herself into all kinds of hilarious situations as she endeavors to solve a mystery. Loved the narrator and her beautiful pronunciation. Highly recommend this book!
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- Michelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.