Agent: Kate Hordern
Paula Brackston is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER.
Under the name P.J. Brackston, Paula is writing a witty fantasy crime series set in eighteenth century Bavaria featuring the Private Detective Gretel (yes that Gretel, who is now thirty five, very large and still living with her brother Hans). The series has sold to Pegasus in America, Lübbe in Germany and Bertrand Brasil in Brazil. Pegasus published GRETEL AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING FROG PRINTS in January 2015, ONCE UPON A CRIME as a "prequel" in July 2015, THE CASE OF THE FICKLE MERMAID in January 2016 and have THE SORCERER'S APPENDIX scheduled for November 2017.
Praise for THE CASE OF THE FICKLE MERMAID:
- “Readers seeking a diversion in the Grimms’ fairy tale world should have fun.” Publishers Weekly
Praise for ONCE UPON A CRIME:
- “a rollicking and entertaining novel. Gretel, the only character with a brain, is thoroughly enjoyable and relatable” Historical Novel Society
- “Gretel’s smart and sarcastic attitude soon won me over … in what turned out to be a pretty decent mystery” Reading the Past
- “The premise is clever and cute … the book is written in a very lighthearted way with delightfully witty vignettes matched with a solid plot” Bookgasm
- “there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that compares to PJ Brackston’s marvelous ‘Brothers Grimm Mysteries’ featuring, in 18th-century Bavaria, the amazing Gretel (yes, that Gretel) and her eating-disordered but charming brother Hans” Kingdom Books
Praise for GRETEL AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING FROG PRINTS:
- “Bestseller Brackston melds folktale whimsy with a sardonic adult voice in the rollicking first of a new series set in 1776 Bavaria.” Publishers Weekly.
- “Brackston’s deft mystery (and series launch) set in 18th-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
- “A great mix of historical and cozy mystery with fairy tale … definitely a fun read … the writing is elegant” Mystery Tribune
- “this charming … cleverly crafted mystery is full of wry humour” Audiofile Magazine
Paula Brackston lives in the Black Mountains in Wales with her partner and their two children.
Check out the new Gretel section of Paula's website on www.pjbrackston.com
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