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A Fun Mystery Novel: Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints

The new fun mystery title by New York Times bestselling author P. J. Brackston of The Witch’s Daughter, is a great mix of historical and cozy mystery with fairy tale. Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints was definitely a fun read for us.

A Brief Summary: 

Bavaria, 1776.

When Albrecht Durer 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.

Our Take: 

We liked this book because it’s taken one of the most popular fairy tales and turned one of the heroes to a detective. The book will certainly appeal to the cozy mystery readers and the writing is elegant!

Our Rating: 3.6 

Like Books By P.J. Brackston? 

You can check out the following titles by this author. Click on the images to see more information on each book’s Amazon page.


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