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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paula Brackston Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9781481513760
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From the New York Times bestselling 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 thirty-five 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bestseller Brackston melds folktale whimsy with a sardonic adult voice in the rollicking first of a new series set in 1776 Bavaria. Gretel, now grown up and living with witless older brother Hans in provincial Gesternstadt, funds her love of fine things by working as a private detective…Along the way, talking mice and hobgoblins share clues, the world’s largest sausage explodes, and famous fairy-tale characters make amusing cameo appearances.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Brackston’s deft mystery (and series launch) set in eighteenth-century Germany dances a fine line between spoof and satire, with a hearty mix of fairy-tale lore thrown in. Larger-than-life characters are balanced with a smart plot that is sure to appeal to fans of Jasper Fforde’s Nursery Crime series.”

    Library Journal

  • “In crisp upper-crust tones, Kate Reading narrates this charming mystery, set in a land filled with Grimm’s characters…Talking mice, hobgoblins, princesses, officers, and military men are just a few of the amazing characters listeners meet, all expertly performed by Reading. Every character—from Hans to Wolfie, from Ferdinand von Ferdinand to Police Inspector Strudel and Gottfried the mouse—has its own accent and tones, depending upon his or her personality. Reading shifts personas flawlessly while Gretel follows clues small and large, just a few steps ahead of the law. This cleverly crafted mystery is full of wry humor, which Reading reads without a snicker.”


  • An AudioFile Best Voice of 2015
  • An Audible.com Bestseller
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About the Author

P. J. Brackston is the author of Nutters, The Winter Witch, and the New York Times bestseller The Witch’s Daughter. She has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University and is a visiting lecturer for the University of Wales, Newport. Brackston lives in Wales with her partner, Simon, and their two children.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received dozens of Earphones Awards. She has been named by AudioFile magazine as a “Voice of the Century,” as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009 and Best Voice in Biography & Culture in 2010. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others.