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Once Upon a Crime

(2015)
(The second book in the Brothers Grimm Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
From New York Times best-selling author P. J. Brackston comes the prequel to Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints.

Gretel - yes, that Gretel - is now 35, very large, still living with her brother, Hans, and working as a private investigator.

The small, sleepy town of Gesternstadt is shaken to its pretty foundations when the workshop of the local cart maker is burned to the ground, and a body is discovered in the ashes. It is Gretel who notices that the cadaver is missing a finger. At first she does not see this as significant, as her mind is fully focused on a new case. Not that she doesn't want to investigate an intriguing murder, but her client is willing to pay over the odds, so she must content herself with trying to trace three missing cats. It is not until she is further into her investigations that she realizes the two events are inextricably and dangerously connected, and that the mystery of the missing cats will lead her into perilous situations and frightening company.

Gretel soon finds herself accused of kidnapping Princess Charlotte, locked up in the cells at the Summer Schloss, repelling the advances of an amorous troll, strapped to a rack in Herr Schmerz's torture chamber, and fleeing a murder charge. With dubious help from her brother (whose scant wits are habitually addled by drink), she must prove her innocence, solve the puzzle of the unidentified corpse, and find the stolen cats before they meet a grisly end.

Genre: Cozy Mystery    

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Used availability for P J Brackston's Once Upon a Crime

Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Once Upon a Crime: A Brothers Grimm Mystery (Brothers Grimm Mysteries)
Author(s): P J Brackston
ISBN: 1-60598-812-X / 978-1-60598-812-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Once Upon a Crime: A Brothers Grimm Mystery (Brothers Grimm Mysteries)
Author(s): P J Brackston
ISBN: 1-68177-222-1 / 978-1-68177-222-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Once Upon a Crime: A Brothers Grimm Mystery (Brothers Grimm Mysteries)
Author(s): P J Brackston
ISBN: 1-5046-0952-2 / 978-1-5046-0952-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Once upon a Crime (Brothers Grimm Mysteries, Book 2)
Author(s): Paula Brackston
ISBN: 1-5046-0954-9 / 978-1-5046-0954-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Once upon a Crime (Brothers Grimm Mysteries, Book 2)
Author(s): Paula Brackston
ISBN: 1-5046-0953-0 / 978-1-5046-0953-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Once Upon a Crime: The Brothers Grimm Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): P J Brackston
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Once Upon a Crime: A Brothers Grimm Mystery (Brothers Grimm Mysteries)
Author(s): P J Brackston
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA